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

Additional Authors or Contributors: 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.

Contents

Preface vii

Abbreviations ix

Introduction 1

Prophecy as Construct: Ancient and Modern 11

Martti Nissinen

University of Helsinki

Prophecy in the Mari and Nineveh Archives 37

Robert P. Gordon

University of Cambridge

Prophecy in K1285? Re-evaluating the Divine Speech

Episodes of Nab� 59

Jason Atkinson

University of Edinburgh

Hosea and the Assyrians 91

Hans M. Barstad

University of Edinburgh

Micah in Neo-Assyrian Light 111

Bob Becking

University of Utrecht

Ishtar and the Motif of the Cosmological Warrior:

Assurbanipal's Adaptation of Enuma Elish 129

C. L. Crouch

University of Nottingham

The Post-722 and Late Pre-exilic Compositions

Underlying the Amos-Text 143

Graham Hamborg

Diocese of Chelmsford, England

Royal Cultic Prophecy in Assyria, Judah, and Egypt 161

John W. Hilber

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Ecology, Theology, Society: Physical, Religious, and Social Disjuncture

in Biblical and Neo-Assyrian Prophetic Texts 187

Hilary Marlow

University of Cambridge

The Prophet Micah and Political Society 203

David J. Reimer

University of Edinburgh

Prophecy in Israel and Assyria: Are We Comparing Apples and Pears?

The Materiality of Writing and the Avoidance

of Parallelomania 225

Joachim Schaper

University of Aberdeen

"I Have Rained Stones and Fiery Glow on Their Heads!" Celestial and

Meteorological Prophecy in the Neo-Assyrian Empire 239

Jonathan St�kl

University of Leiden

Were the Neo-Assyrian Prophets Intercessors? A Comparative Study

of Neo-Assyrian and Hebrew Texts 253

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

University of Aberdeen

Isaiah: Prophet of Weal or Woe? 273

H. G. M. Williamson

University of Oxford

Indexes

Index of Authors 301

Index of Scripture 307

Index of Other Ancient Sources 313
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