Divination, Politics, and Ancient Near Eastern Empires
Advance your understanding of divination's role in supporting or undermining imperial aspirations in the ancient Near East
This collection examines the ways that divinatory texts in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East undermined and upheld the empires in which the texts were composed, edited, and read. Nine essays and an introduction engage biblical scholarship on the Prophets, Assyriology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the critical study of Ancient Empires.
Interdisciplinary approaches include propaganda studiesEssays examine how biblical and other ancient Near Eastern texts were shaped by political and theological empiresIndex of ancient sources
Subjects: Religion, History
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