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Bibil Identifier bibil:221077
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A World Turned on Its Head in Ancient Near Eastern Prophetic Literature
Title (English, ) A Powerful Strategy to Depict Chaotic Scenarios
Author Kruger, Paul Albertus
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 62, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 58-76 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This contribution argues that the notion of inversion often functions as a key literary principle in the repertoire of some ancient Near Eastern (Mesopotamian and Syro-Palestinian) “prophetic” scenarios of chaos: the world of chaos is portrayed as the direct reverse of the ideal world. Selected examples from Mesopotamia (e.g. the Marduk Prophecy) and Syro-Palestine (the Balaam inscription and various passages from the Hebrew Bible) are offered to illustrate this idea.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X613764
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : World (Concept of the)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Prophets / Oracle
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