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Bibil Identifier bibil:237833
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Propaganda for Astrology in Aramaic Literature
Author Rudolf, Stefanie
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 12, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 121-134 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Astrology is often depicted as antagonistic towards official religion. However, we find indications hidden in the technical texts themselves that seem to reveal the contrary. This article will concentrate on Aramaic astrology and divination and try to unfold formulas and practices that are typical for this and neighboring genres. These stylistic devices will moreover be identified as rhetorical strategies employed as a type of propaganda.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01201008
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Astrology
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