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Bibil Identifier bibil:239950
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Prophetic Hermeneutics in the Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia
Author Stökl, Jonathan
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 4, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 267-292 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper looks at how prophetic texts construct meaning, with a focus on the overlap between ancient Near Eastern hermeneutic traditions in general and the way divination was understood to function. After a discussion of the divinatory character of prophecy, the paper analyses assonance and word-play in combination with sign-acts and visions, and how each of them conveys a specific message. Other topics include the development of prophecy towards absolute determinacy in Deuteronomy, and the phenomenon that prophetic texts begin to be understood as carrying mantic meaning not just to the original audience(s) but also to later readerships (e.g. Pesharim at Qumran).
DOI 10.1628/219222715X14507102280810
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Prophetic Word
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Prophets / Oracle
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