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Divination, Politics, and Ancient Near Eastern Empires
edited by Alan Lenzi and Jonathan Stökl
SBL Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-1-58983-998-4 | Cloth: 978-1-58983-997-7 | Paper: 978-1-58983-996-0
Library of Congress Classification BL613.D59 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 133.309394

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Advance your understanding of divination’s role in supporting or undermining imperial aspirations in the ancient Near East


This collection examines the ways that divinatory texts in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East undermined and upheld the empires in which the texts were composed, edited, and read. Nine essays and an introduction engage biblical scholarship on the Prophets, Assyriology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the critical study of Ancient Empires.


Features:



  • Interdisciplinary approaches include propaganda studies

  • Essays examine how biblical and other ancient Near Eastern texts were shaped by political and theological empires

  • Index of ancient sources


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