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Bibil Identifier bibil:239085
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Women's Divination in Biblical Literature
Title (English, ) Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge
Author Hamori, Esther J.
Series The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20942
Place 221.08
Publishing house Yale University Press
Place New Haven
ISBN 978-0-300-17891-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
271 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Divination, the use of special talents and techniques to gain divine knowledge, was practiced in many different forms in ancient Israel and throughout the ancient world. The Hebrew Bible reveals a variety of traditions of women associated with divination. This sensitive and incisive book by respected scholar Esther J. Hamori examines the wide scope of women’s divinatory activities as portrayed in the Hebrew texts, offering readers a new appreciation of the surprising breadth of women’s “arts of knowledge” in biblical times. Unlike earlier approaches to the subject that have viewed prophecy separately from other forms of divination, Hamori’s study encompasses the full range of divinatory practices and the personages who performed them, from the female prophets and the medium of En-dor to the matriarch who interprets a birth omen and the “wise women” of Tekoa and Abel and more. In doing so, the author brings into clearer focus the complex, rich, and diverse world of ancient Israelite divination.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Divination
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Necromancy
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