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Bibil Identifier bibil:204235
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Animals in the Prophetic World
Title (English, ) Literary Reflections on Numbers 22 and 1 Kings 13
Author Way, Kenneth C.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 47-62 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article, the stories of Balaam’s donkey (num. 22.22-35) and the man of God from Judah (1 Kgs 13) are analyzed independently and are also compared for similarities. Features that are common to both accounts include: the importance of the word of YHWH, the employment of animals as literary characters, the motif of death, and the portrayal of animals as divine agents. This study argues that the literary function of animals as divine agents is a distinctive characteristic of the so-called preclassical phase of biblical prophecy.
DOI 10.1177/0309089209346353
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Pericopes Numbers 22
1 Kings 13
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