Studies on Magic and Divination in the Biblical World
Jacobus, Helen R., Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme and Philippe Guillaume, editors
Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2013 pp. xviii + 312. $150.00
Biblical Intersections, 11
Description: This collection of essays by participants in the Magic and Divination in the Biblical World research group of the European Association of Biblical Studies represents a wide ranging, analytical, and often unconventional approach to a relatively neglected area within Biblical Studies. These original articles by new and established scholars include Mesopotamian demonology, Akkadian literary influences, exorcism, healing, calendars, astrology, bibliomancy, dreams, ritual magic, priestly divination, prophecy, magic in the Christian Apocrypha and the New Testament, magic in rabbinic literature, and Jewish Aramaic magic bowls.
Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Dead Sea Scrolls
Review by Craig A. Evans
Citation: Craig A. Evans, review of Helen R. Jacobus, Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, and Philippe Guillaume, eds., Studies on Magic and Divination in the Biblical World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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