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Enemies and Friends of the State : Ancient Prophecy in Context - (Hardcover)

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Within the world of the Bible, prophets and prophetesses were sometimes ardent proponents of royal and priestly rhetoric and deeds, but they could also be vocal critics, speaking truth to power. Enemies and Friends of the State plumbs the depths of the prophetic voices of the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament Apocrypha, and the Greek New Testament, with more than twenty-five of the most distinguished scholars in the field of biblical studies contributing articles. The volume also includes articles on prophecy in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria, and Transjordan. In addition, articles at the beginning of the volume on the nature of the state and of prophecy provide a context for the discussion of prophecy both inside and outside ancient Israel, and a concluding essay discusses the views of Josephus and the Rabbis on prophecy. Because of the breadth and depth of this volume, Enemies and Friends of the State is certain to be the standard treatment of this subject for a generation.

Number of Pages: 613
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Prophecy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: April 13, 2018
TCIN: 53533268
UPC: 9781575067643
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-0611
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