Oracles as Artefacts: The Material Aspect of Prophecy

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Abstrakti

The written object is the primary context of every text, and the study of the material object may disclose things that the literary form of the text is unable to reveal, such as the social preconditions of the transmission of the text, the social status and function of a prophetic message, reasons why it was once written down, and the use and afterlife of a prophetic oracle as the object of interpretation, sometimes even as a visible monument. This is demonstrated with the help of four examples: an oracle collection from Nineveh; the Deir Alla inscription; the compilation of inscriptions from the Phrygian Hierapolis; and the scrolls containing “biblical” texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Main attention is paid to the artefacts, their context and probable function. Each source exemplifies a different kind of interplay between the text, the artefact, and social agency.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoWhen Gods Speak to Men : Divine Speech according to Textual Sources in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin
ToimittajatStéphanie Anthonioz, Alice Mouton, Daniel Petit
Sivumäärä16
JulkaisupaikkaLeuven
KustantajaPeeters
Julkaisupäivä2019
Sivut49–64
ISBN (painettu)978-90-429-4132-8
ISBN (elektroninen)978-90-429-4133-5
TilaJulkaistu - 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

Julkaisusarja

NimiOrbis Biblicus et Orientalis
KustantajaPeeters
Vuosikerta289
ISSN (painettu)1015-1850

Tieteenalat

  • 614 Teologia

Siteeraa tätä

Nissinen, M. (2019). Oracles as Artefacts: The Material Aspect of Prophecy. teoksessa S. Anthonioz, A. Mouton, & D. Petit (Toimittajat), When Gods Speak to Men: Divine Speech according to Textual Sources in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin (Sivut 49–64). (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis; Vuosikerta 289). Leuven: Peeters.