Manfred Weippert

Götterwort in Menschenmund

Studien zur Prophetie in Assyrien, Israel und Juda

1. Edition 2014
304 pages
ISBN 978-3-525-53613-1
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments. - Band 252

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The book comprises eight articles on ancient Near Eastern, especially Assyrian prophecy from journals and collective works, a German translation of all of the Neo-Assyrian prophetic texts, and an epilogue updating some of the topics dealt with in the earlier treatments of the matter. A comprehensive bibliography and indexes are included. The main assertions put forward in the book are the following: (1) The so-called “Assyrian” or “Arbela oracles” are prophetic sayings. (2) The phraseology and genres used have near counterparts in the Old Testament (especially “Deutero-Isaiah”). (3) The “Salvation Oracle for Israel” represents a re-interpretation of the earlier oracle of salvation for kings. (4) Prophecy of Salvation is the normal case of Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy including that among Israelites and Judaeans.

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»Each essay preserves its original pagination, and a thoroughgoing index (288-90) guides interested readers into the book´s discussion on these Neo-Assyrian texts, a research feature obviously not available to students reading the essay in their original contexts. Perhaps the greatest asset of this collection, however, is the appendix (207-26), which contains precise German translations of the eleven Neo-Assyrian prophetic texts translated into English by S. Parpola in SAA 9.1-43.«
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Review of Biblical Literature, 13.11.2016

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