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Ancient prophecy : Near Eastern, biblical, and Greek perspectives

Author: Martti Nissinen
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Frist editionView all editions and formats
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Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives' is the first monograph-length comparative study on prophetic divination in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and Greek sources. Prophecy is one of the ways humans have believed to become conversant with what is believed to be superhuman knowledge. The prophetic process of communication involves the prophet, her/his audience, and the deity from whom the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martti Nissinen
ISBN: 9780198808558 0198808550
OCLC Number: 1019716629
Description: xix, 448 Seiten
Contents: PART I: THEORY; PART II: SOURCES; PART III: COMPARATIVE ESSAYS
Responsibility: Martti Nissinen.

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A study of the phenomenon of prophecy as documented in ancient near eastern texts and the Hebrew Bible as well as Greek sources, from the twenty-first century BCE to the second century CE.  Read more...

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