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Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
Nissinen, Martti

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019 pp. xxviii + 343.2nd Edition. $39.95

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Description: This volume of prophecies from the ancient Near East brings together a representative sample of written documents from a variety of time periods and regions. Nissinenís collection provides non-specialist readers clear translations, transliterations, and discussions of oracles reports and collections, quotations of prophetic messages in letters and literature, and texts that reference persons with prophetic titles. This second edition includes thirty-three additional texts. The volume includes contributions on West Semitic, Egyptian, and Luwian sources from C.-L. Seow, Robert K. Ritner, and Craig Melchert.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, History of Israel

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Review by Bob Becking
Published 7/16/2020
Citation: Bob Becking, review of Martti Nissinen, Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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