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Bibil Identifier bibil:247944
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East
Title (English, ) Mantic Historiography in Ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean World
Author Neujahr, Matthew
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Brown Judaic Studies (Volume: 354)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 46219
Place 22:931.2
Publishing house Brown University
Place Providence
ISBN 978-1-930675-80-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
300 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This work provides an in-depth investigation of after-the-fact predictions in ancient Near Eastern texts from roughly 1200 B.C.E.70 C.E. It argues that the Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek works discussed are all part of a developing scribal discourse of mantic historiography by which scribes blend their local traditions of history writing and predictive texts to produce a new mode of historiographic expression. This in turn calls into question the use and usefulness of traditional literary categories such as apocalypse to analyze such works.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Prophets / Oracle
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Literature : Rituals and Magical Texts : Divinatory Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Oracle
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Oracle
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Posterity of Adam to the deluge : Enoch : 1 Enoch (Ethiopian)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Sibyls : Sibylline Oracles
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