Oracles as Artefacts : The Material Aspect of Prophecy

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dc.contributor.editor Anthonioz, Stéphanie
dc.contributor.editor Mouton, Alice
dc.contributor.editor Petit, Daniel 2020-02-06T14:46:01Z 2020-02-06T14:46:01Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Nissinen , M 2019 , Oracles as Artefacts : The Material Aspect of Prophecy . in S Anthonioz , A Mouton & D Petit (eds) , When Gods Speak to Men : Divine Speech according to Textual Sources in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin . Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis , vol. 289 , Peeters , Leuven , pp. 49–64 .
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dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.format.extent 16
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Peeters
dc.relation.ispartof When Gods Speak to Men
dc.relation.ispartofseries Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
dc.relation.isversionof 978-90-429-4132-8
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dc.subject 614 Theology
dc.title Oracles as Artefacts : The Material Aspect of Prophecy en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (CSTT)
dc.contributor.organization Biblical Studies
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 1015-1850
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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