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Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East (Writings from the Ancient World #12)
The first book to gather ancient Near Eastern, extrabiblical sources containing prophetic words or references to prophetic activities. Among the 140 texts included are oracles of prophets, personal letters, formal inscriptions, and administrative documents from ancient Mesopotamia and Levant from the second and first millennia B.C.E. Most of the texts come from Mari (eight ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 296 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Society of Biblical Literature
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A fantastic sourcebook, with clear and helpful introductions. The volume contains a well-curated selection of prophetic texts and texts providing important historical/sociological information about prophecy. Nissinen provides the most well-rounded set of materials from the comparably abundant archives of Mari and the various neo-Assyrian cities, while Seow comments on several significant West Semitic inscriptions and Ritner introduces a selection from the fascinating Egyptian "Report of Wenamon. ...more