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By Jonathan Stokl

Because the Nineties there was an emphasis at the learn of historical Israelite prophecy in its historical close to East context. Prophecy within the historical close to East is the 1st book-length research that compares prophecy within the old close to East by way of targeting texts from Mari, the Neo-Assyrian nation records, and the Hebrew Bible. the writer analyzes prophecy in every one tradition independently prior to comparisons are made. this system demonstrates how prophecy is part of the broader approach of divination, but in addition indicates the place scholarship has unduly imported options present in one corpus to the opposite . this system, for instance, calls into query the intended hyperlink among track and prophecy from the Hebrew Bible to the traditional close to East. This paintings presents an updated research of old close to jap, together with Israelite and Judean, prophecy to students and scholars alike.

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66 For an up-to-date discussion see Schipper (2005: 183–186). He states that the suggestion to take ʿḏd as a reflex Semitic ʿdd goes back to Ebach/Rüterswörden (1976). ­However, Ebach and Rüterswörden cite Herrmann (1965: 312 zu S. 55) who himself 16 chapter one suggests that there was no Egyptian term to refer to this kind of specialist. It is possible that this narrative has aspects of colonial-style literature, in which the civilized official goes to the colonies and experiences a number of adventures.

The number ARM 26 221 was given twice, so that one is called ARM 26 221 and the other ARM 26 221bis. 30 Durand (1988: 499–450), Heimpel (2003: 269–270) and WAW 12 46. 31 Charpin (1988: 177–179), Heimpel (2003: 325) and WAW 12 47. 32 Charpin (1988: 294–295), Heimpel (2003: 356) and WAW 12 48. 33 Birot (1993: 88–90), Heimpel (2003: 422) and WAW 12 49. 34 Ozan (1997: 303), WAW 12 50. 35 Charpin (2002: 33–36), WAW 12 3. 1968) is a letter written by Nūr-Sîn and it contains an oracle by Adad to Zimri-Lim transmitted by the āpilum Abiya, presumably in Aleppo.

68 On the basis that a person called Wenamun is attested for the time of Ramesses XI, Schipper (2005: 328–333) speculates about an historical Wenamun and his mission to the Levant and some form of an oral narrative which may have served as the source for the literary unity that the text is, which was written at the time of Shoshenq I, as an expression of the ‘religiös-ideologische Anspruch[s], der real politisch erst noch eingeholt werden mußte’ (p. 331), namely that Amun (and thus Egypt) ruled over the Levant.

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