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Author Crouch, Carly L. (Carly Lorraine), 1982-

Title Mediating Between Heaven and Earth : Communication with the Divine in the Ancient Near East
Published New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Series The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction; OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND? DEDICATORY INSCRIPTIONS AS COMMUNICATION WITH THE DIVINE -- Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme; THE HERMENEUTICS OF MESOPOTAMIAN EXTISPICY: THEORY VS. PRACTICE -- Nils P. Heeßel; THE CURIOUS CASE OF FAILED REVELATION IN LUDLUL BEL NIMEQI: A NEW SUGGESTION FOR THE POEM'S SCHOLARLY PURPOSE -- Alan Lenzi; THE EXCLUSIVITY OF DIVINE COMMUNICATION IN ANCIENT ISRAEL: FALSE PROPHECY IN THE HEBREW BIBLE AND THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST -- Herbert B. Huffmon
(INTUITIVE) DIVINATION, (ETHICAL) DEMANDS AND DIPLOMACY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST -- Jonathan StöklMODES OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE DIVINE IN THE HEBREW PSALTER -- Erhard S. Gerstenberger; "TO TALK TO ONE'S GOD": PENITENTIAL PRAYERS IN MESOPOTAMIA -- Margaret Jaques; HOW TO APPROACH A DEITY: THE GROWTH OF A PRAYER ADDRESSED TO IŠTAR -- Anna Elise Zernecke; PSALM 72 IN ITS ANCIENT SYRIAN CONTEXT -- Jan Dietrich; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary This volume brings together experts in the study of ancient prayers and divination methods to analyse the variety of means by which human beings sought to communicate with their gods and by which the gods were seen to communicate with their worshippers. In a departure from previous scholarship, the volume brings together the study of prophecy, as an intuitive form of divination, with the study of technical methods of communication and other forms of institutionalised communication such as prayer. Such a format allows divine-human communication to be studied in both directions simultaneously
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Comparative studies.
Mythology, Middle Eastern -- Comparative studies.
Middle East -- Religion.
Genre/Form Comparative studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Stökl, Jonathan, 1977-
Zernecke, Anna Elise.
ISBN 0567446247 (electronic bk.)
9780567446244 (electronic bk.)