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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 (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Eisenbrauns, 2013) 9781575062822
"Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela": Prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period (Robert P Gordon Hans Barstad (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Eisenbrauns, 2013) 9781575062822
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Title: "Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela": Prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period

Author: Gordon, Robert P Hans Barstad (eds)

Publisher: Eisenbrauns; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781575062822

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 322

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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.ContentsPreface viiAbbreviations ixIntroduction 1Prophecy as Construct: Ancient and Modern 11Martti NissinenUniversity of HelsinkiProphecy in the Mari and Nineveh Archives 37Robert P. GordonUniversity of CambridgeProphecy in K1285? Re-evaluating the Divine Speech Episodes of Nab� 59Jason AtkinsonUniversity of EdinburghHosea and the Assyrians 91Hans M. BarstadUniversity of EdinburghMicah in Neo-Assyrian Light 111Bob BeckingUniversity of UtrechtIshtar and the Motif of the Cosmological Warrior: Assurbanipal's Adaptation of Enuma Elish 129C. L. CrouchUniversity of NottinghamThe Post-722 and Late Pre-exilic Compositions Underlying the Amos-Text 143Graham HamborgDiocese of Chelmsford, EnglandRoyal Cultic Prophecy in Assyria, Judah, and Egypt 161John W. HilberGrand Rapids Theological SeminaryEcology, Theology, Society: Physical, Religious, and Social Disjuncture in Biblical and Neo-Assyrian Prophetic Texts 187Hilary MarlowUniversity of CambridgeThe Prophet Micah and Political Society 203David J. ReimerUniversity of EdinburghProphecy in Israel and Assyria: Are We Comparing Apples and Pears? The Materiality of Writing and the Avoidance of Parallelomania 225Joachim SchaperUniversity of Aberdeen"I Have Rained Stones and Fiery Glow on Their Heads!" Celestial and Meteorological Prophecy in the Neo-Assyrian Empire 239Jonathan St�klUniversity of LeidenWere the Neo-Assyrian Prophets Intercessors? A Comparative Study of Neo-Assyrian and Hebrew Texts 253Lena-Sofia TiemeyerUniversity of AberdeenIsaiah: Prophet of Weal or Woe? 273H. G. M. WilliamsonUniversity of OxfordIndexesIndex of Authors 301Index of Scripture 307Index of Other Ancient Sources 313
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