References to Prophecy in Neo Assyrian Sources

This book is a companion volume to SAA 9, Assyrian Prophecies, by Simo Parpola.

Author: Martti Nissinen

Publisher: State Archives of Assyria

ISBN: 9514580796

Category: Akkadian language

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This book is a companion volume to SAA 9, Assyrian Prophecies, by Simo Parpola. While SAA 9 presents and discusses the corpus of Neo-Assyrian prophetic texts, SAAS 7 collects, analyzes, and discusses the references to prophecy in other genres of Neo-Assyrian texts: royal inscriptions, treaties, letters, and even an administrative text. Nissinen's work is not a comparison of Assyrian prophecy with biblical prophecy, but rather an attempt to define Assyrian prophecy as it was viewed in its own culture, the uses that were made of it, and how it was related to other methods of determining the divine will.
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Neo Assyrian Prophecy and the Hebrew Bible

Previous generations of scholars believed that prophecy was unique to ancient Israel.

Author: Russell Mack

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: 1463200773

Category: Religion

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Previous generations of scholars believed that prophecy was unique to ancient Israel. However, recent archaeological discoveries reveal that numerous societies in the ancient Near East practiced prophecy. This study examines the similarities and differences between Neo-Assyrian and biblical prophecy, particularly focusing on the 7th c. BCE prophets Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, and discusses what implications these differences may have for our understanding of these prophets.
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Prophetic Divination

M. Nissinen, Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017); cf. id., References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS 7; Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1998), ...

Author: Martti Nissinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110467765

Category: Religion

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Prophecy was a wide-spread phenomenon in the ancient world - not only in ancient Israel but in the whole Eastern Mediterranean cultural sphere. This is demonstrated by documents from the ancient Near East, that have been the object of Martti Nissinen’s research for more than twenty years. Nissinen's studies have had a formative influence on the study of the prophetic phenomenon. The present volume presents a selection of thirty-one essays, bringing together essential aspects of prophetic divination in the ancient Near East. The first section of the volume discusses prophecy from theoretical perspectives. The second sections contains studies on prophecy in texts from Mari and Assyria and other cuneiform sources. The third section discusses biblical prophecy in its ancient Near Eastern context, while the fourth section focuses on prophets and prophecy in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Even prophecy in the Dead Sea Scrolls is discussed in the fifth section. The articles are essential reading for anyone studying ancient prophetic phenomenon.
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Women in Ugarit and Israel

Parpola , Assyrian Prophecies ( SAA , 9 ) , Helsinki 1997 , xlviii ; Nissinen , References to Prophecy in Neo - Assyrian Sources , 169 . 209 Nissinen , References to Prophecy in Neo - Assyrian Sources , 164 : ' Form ( sic ) the point of ...

Author: Hennie J. Marsman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004493407

Category: Religion

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This book discusses women in a polytheistic and monotheistic society by analyzing their social and religious position according to the literary and non-literary texts of Ugarit and Israel.
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Prophecy in the Ancient Near East

1998 References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SaaS 7, helsinki: Neo-assyrian Text Corpus project). 2000a 'ilūssa-āmur', in: h.D. Baker, S. parpola, K. radner and r.M. Whiting (eds.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, ...

Author: Jonathan Stökl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004229938

Category: History

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Prophecy in the Ancient Near East is the first book-length study that compares all evidence of ancient Near Eastern prophecy, focusing on the Mari texts. It re-evaluates recent scholarship and concludes that prophecy was a widespread phenomenon integrated into divination in general.
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Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela

Prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period Robert P. Gordon, Hans Barstad ... 23 The publication of Assyrian Prophecies by Simo Parpola in 1997 and of References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources by Martti ...

Author: Robert P. Gordon

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781575068602

Category: History

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Thus Speaks Ishtar is a collection of essays about prophets and prophecy in the ancient Near East during the “Neo-Assyrian Period.” This was the time when some of Israel’s greatest prophets emerged, and we also have from the same general period a number of prophetic texts found on the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. The book examines the basic idea of prophecy and how this is shaped by the way we study the subject, and it then presents a number of fresh insights on a range of prophetic topics. These include the relationship between Israelite and other forms of prophecy in Assyria and Egypt and the relationship between what prophets said and the written forms in which their words were passed on. Other topics of contemporary interest include what these prophetic texts have to say about the environment, the place of intercession in Israelite and Assyrian religion, and whether the message of the trailblazing Israelite prophets of the eighth century was basically about judgment and community ruin or about hope and community well-being.
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Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East

A new, expanded edition of a classic reference tool This volume of more than 170 documents of prophecy from the ancient Near East brings together a representative sample of written documents from Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Egypt dating to ...

Author: Martti Nissinen

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884143413

Category: Religion

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A new, expanded edition of a classic reference tool This volume of more than 170 documents of prophecy from the ancient Near East brings together a representative sample of written documents from Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Egypt dating to the second and first millennia BCE. Nissinen's collection provides nonspecialist readers clear translations, transliterations, and discussions of oracles reports and collections, quotations of prophetic messages in letters and literature, and texts that reference persons with prophetic titles. This second edition includes thirty-four new texts. Features: Modern, idiomatic, and readable English translations Thirty-four new translations Contributions of West Semitic, Egyptian, and Luwian sources from C. L. Seow, Robert K. Ritner, and H. Craig Melchert
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Scribal Culture and Intertextuality

2 In particular , Neo - Assyrian prophecy has been significantly compared to texts of Deutero - Isaiah ; * 3 although ... 86 90 82 Martti Nissinen , References to Prophecy in Neo - Assyrian Sources , State archives of Assyria studies ...

Author: JiSeong James Kwon

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161543971

Category: Religion

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JiSeong James Kwon discusses similar linguistic expressions and themes between Job and Deutero-Isaiah, and attempts to find out a common historical background. He argues that both Job and Deutero-Isaiah significantly reflect common scribal ideas, although each text belongs to wisdom and prophetic genre. - From the back of the book
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Prophets Male and Female

Especially in Mesopotamian sources, there are several implications of communication between palace women and women ... For Naqī'a and the prophets, see also Martti Nissinen, References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS 7; ...

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Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9781589837775

Category: Religion

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Because gender is an essential component of societies of all times and places, it is no surprise that every prophetic expression in the ancient social world was a gendered one. In this volume scholars of the biblical literature and of the ancient Mediterranean consider a wide array of prophetic phenomena. In addition to prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible, the essays also look at prophecy in ancient Mesopotamia and early Christianity. Using the most current theoretical categories, the volume demonstrates how essential a broad definition of gender is for understanding its connection to both the delivery and the content of ancient prophecy. Attention to gender dynamics will continue to reveal the fluidity of prophetic gender performance and to open up the ancient contexts of prophetic texts. The contributors are Roland Boer, Corrine Carvalho, Lester L. Grabbe, Anselm C. Hagedorn, Esther J. Hamori, Dale Launderville, Antti Marjanen, Martti Nissinen, Jonathan Stökl, Hanna Tervanotko, and Ilona Zsolnay.
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Prophecy and Apocalyptic

References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources. State Archives of Assyria Studies 7. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 1998. A companion to Parpola's Assyrian Prophecies (see above, #30), this collection of texts from the reigns of ...

Author: D. Brent Sandy

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801026010

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A current and accessible guide to the literature on Old Testament prophecy.
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Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets

K.-D. Schunck and M. Augustin (BEATAJ 42; New York: Lang, 1998a) 157-70; idem, References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS 7; Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1998b); idem, “The Socioreligious Role of the ...

Author: G MCCONVILLE

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781789740387

Category: Religion

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The writings of the prophets make up over a quarter of the Old Testament. But perhaps no other portion of the Old Testament is more misunderstood by readers today. For some, prophecy conjures up knotted enigmas, opaque oracles and terrifying visions of the future. For others it raises expectations of a plotted-out future to be reconstructed from disparate texts. And yet the prophets have imprinted the language of faith and imagination with some of its most sublime visions of the future - nations streaming to Zion, a lion lying with a lamb, and endlessly fruiting trees on the banks of a flowing river. We might view the prophets as stage directors for Israel's unfolding drama of redemption. Drawing inspiration from past acts in that drama and invoking fresh words from its divine author, these prophets speak a language of sinewed poetry, their words and images arresting the ear and detonating in the mind. For when Yahweh roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem, the pastures of the shepherds dry up, the crest of Carmel withers, and the prophetic word buffets those selling the needy for a pair of sandals. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets is the only reference book of its kind. Not only does it focus exclusively on the prophetic books; it also plumbs their imagery of mountains and wilderness, flora and fauna, temple and Zion. It maps and guides us through topics such as covenant and law, exile and deliverance, forgiveness and repentance, and the Day of the Lord. Here the nature of prophecy is searched out in its social, historical, literary and psychological dimensions as well as its synchronic spread of textual links and associations. And the formation of the prophetic books into their canonical collection, including the Book of the Twelve, is explored and weighed for its significance. Then too, contemporary approaches such as canonical criticism, conversation analysis, editorial/redaction criticism, feminist interpretation, literary approaches and rhetorical criticism are summed up and assayed. Even the afterlife of these great texts is explored in articles on the history of interpretation as well as on their impact in the New Testament.
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Ancient Prophecy

References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources. SAAS 7. Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. Nissinen, Martti. 1998b. Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective, translated by Kirsi Stjerna.

Author: Martti Nissinen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192535979

Category: Religion

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives is the first monograph-length comparative study on prophetic divination in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and Greek sources. Prophecy is one of the ways humans have believed to become conversant with what is believed to be superhuman knowledge. The prophetic process of communication involves the prophet, her/his audience, and the deity from whom the message allegedly comes from. Martti Nissinen introduces a wealth of ancient sources documenting the prophetic phenomenon around the ancient Eastern Mediterranean, whether cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia, the Hebrew Bible, Greek inscriptions, or ancient historians. Nissinen provides an up-to-date presentation of textual sources, the number of which has increased substantially in recent times. In addition, the study includes four analytical comparative chapters. The first demonstrates the altered state of consciousness to be one of the central characteristics of the prophets' public behavior. The second discusses the prophets' affiliation with temples, which are the typical venues of the prophetic performance. The third delves into the relationship between prophets and kings, which can be both critical and supportive. The fourth shows gender-inclusiveness to be one of the peculiar features of the prophetic agency, which could be executed by women, men, and genderless persons as well. The ways prophetic divination manifests itself in ancient sources depend not only on the socio-religious position of the prophets in a given society, but also on the genre and purpose of the sources. Nissinen contends that, even though the view of the ancient prophetic landscape is restricted by the fragmentary and secondary nature of the sources, it is possible to reconstruct essential features of prophetic divination at the socio-religious roots of the Western civilization.
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Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel

Nissinen, Martti 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2010 References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS, 7; Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project). 'The Socioreligious Role of the Neo-Assyrian Prophets', ...

Author: Oxford Old Testament Seminar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567473646

Category: Religion

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This important work on Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel is the product of an impressive international team of twenty-three outstanding scholars, most of whom are well-known, established names, while a few are able, younger scholars beginning to make their mark on the field. The volume approaches its subject from a remarkable number of different angles, with essays ranging from Israel's ancient Near Eastern background right through to the New Testament, but the majority of essays concentrate on Prophecy and the Prophets in the Old Testament. Particular attention is paid to the following subjects: Prophecy amongst Israel's Ancient Near Eastern Neighbours; Female Prophets in both Israel and the Ancient Near East; Israelite Prophecy in the Light of modern Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Insights; Deuteronomy 18.9-22, the Prophets and Scripture; Elijah, Elisha and Prophetic Succession; the Theology of Amos; Hosea and the Baal cu All the contributions, previously unpublished, arise from papers delivered at the Oxford Old Testament seminar.
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Literature as Politics Politics as Literature

Augurs also appear in Neo-Assyrian sources—no less frequently, in fact, than prophets, even though much less research has ... References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS 7; Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1998).

Author: David S. Vanderhooft

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781575068671

Category: History

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This volume, in celebration of Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University, includes twenty-eight illuminating essays on ancient Near Eastern history and literature, which focus especially on the intersection of these fields. Contributors include one of Machinist’s teachers, several of his students, and numerous colleagues and friends. These essays probe topics for which Machinist’s work has often set new standards. And in the spirit of the honoree and his interests, these comparative studies encompass Babel, Bibel, and more. In them, Assyriologists contend with biblical cruxes and biblicists engage Assyriological research, while classicists and Hittitologists participate with considerations of their respective disciplines within a broad cross-cultural context. The volume is a must for anyone committed to the ongoing comparative study of the ancient Near East, and within that framework, the historical study of the Hebrew Bible.
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Spirit and Reason

prophecy—a form of divine intermediation practiced in upper Mesopotamia as early as the eighteenth century B.C.E. in ... 172 Marti Nissinen, References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAA 7; Helsinki: NeoAssyrian Text Corpus ...

Author: Dale Launderville

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781602580053

Category: Religion

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The tension between symbol and reason in the prophet Ezekiel
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A Prophet Like Moses

Neo-Assyrian prophecy is also viewed with suspicion, although misgivings are not expressed as overtly as in the case of ... 54 Martti Nissinen, References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS 7; Helsinki: NeoAssyrian Text Corpus ...

Author: Jeffrey Stackert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199336456

Category: Religion

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Jeffrey Stackert addresses two of the oldest and most persistent problems in biblical studies: the relationship between prophecy and law in the Hebrew Bible and the utility of the Documentary Hypothesis for understanding Israelite religion. These topics have in many ways dominated pentateuchal studies and the investigation of Israelite religion since the nineteenth century, culminating in Julius Wellhausen's influential Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel. Setting his inquiry against this backdrop while drawing on and extending recent developments in pentateuchal theory, Stackert tackles the subject through an investigation of the different presentations of Mosaic prophecy in the four Torah sources. His book shows that these texts contain a rich and longstanding debate over prophecy, its relation to law, and its place in Israelite religion. With this argument, A Prophet Like Moses demonstrates a new role for the Documentary Hypothesis in discussions of Israelite religion. It also provides an opportunity for critical reflection on the history of the field of biblical studies. Stackert concludes with an argument for the importance of situating biblical studies and the study of ancient Israelite religion within the larger field of religious studies rather than treating them solely or even primarily as theological disciplines.
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel

References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources. Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Text Project, 1998. A study of the Neo-Assyrian oracle collections and references to prophets outside of that collection. Nissinen, Marti. “Spoken, written, quoted ...

Author: Susan Niditch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470656778

Category: Religion

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The Companion to Ancient Israel offers an innovative overview of ancient Israelite culture and history, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields. Distinguished scholars provide original contributions that explore the tradition in all its complexity, multiplicity and diversity. A methodologically sophisticated overview of ancient Israelite culture that provides insights into political and social history, culture, and methodology Explores what we can say about the cultures and history of the people of Israel and Judah, but also investigates how we know what we know Presents fresh insights, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields Delves into religion as lived, an approach that asks about the everyday lives of ordinary people and the material cultures that they construct and experience Each essay is an original contribution to the subject
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Isaiah Among The Ancient Near Eastern Prophets

A Comparative Study of the Earliest Stages of the Isaiah Tradition and the Neo-Assyrian Prophecies Matthijs J. De Jong ... AfO 48/49, 208-211 ——2002b, Review of Martti Nissinen, References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources, ...

Author: Matthijs J. De Jong

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004161610

Category: Religion

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Offering a comparison between the earliest parts of the book of Isaiah and the Assyrian prophecies, this book maintains that ancient Israelite prophecy, of which Isaiah was an exponent, was much in conformity with ancient Near Eastern prophecy in general.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets

References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian sources. SAAS 7. Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. Nissinen, Martti, with contributions by C. L. Seow and Robert K. Ritner. 2003. Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East.

Author: Carolyn J. Sharp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199859559

Category: Religion

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This volume engages the cultural norms and theological convictions of ancient Israel in the shadow of the Egyptian, Babylonian, and Persian empires. Essays explore ancient Near Eastern historical contexts; interpret prophetic narratives and poetry; offer feminist, materialist, and postcolonial readings and more. Indispensable for scholars and students of the prophets.
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