Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East - Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies v. 378)

Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East - Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies v. 378)

By: John Kaltner (editor), Louis Stulman (editor)Paperback

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This is a key book on the background and future direction of scholarship prophecy in the biblical world. "Inspired Speech" was originally published as a Festschrift to honor the work of Professor Herbert B. Huffmon, Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Drew University. Thirty-three of his colleagues and students contributed to the work, which explores various aspects of prophecy in ancient Israel and its neighboring cultures. The result is a volume which provides an excellent overview of the current state and future directions of scholarship on prophecy in the biblical world.The contributors include: Suzanne Richard, Frank Moore Cross, George E. Mendenhall, Martti Nissinen, Robert R. Wilson, Mary Chilton Callaway, Peggy L. Day, Daniel E. Fleming, David Noel Freedman, Rebecca Frey, Alberto R. Green, Edward L. Greenstein, Baruch A. Levine, David Marcus, Harry P. Nasuti, J. J. M. Roberts, Jack M. Sasson, Karel van der Toorn, Lyn M. Bechtel, Milton Eng, John Kaltner, John I. Lawlor, David A. Leiter, Jesse C. Long, Jr, Mark Sneed, Jongsoo Park, Eric A. Seibert, Louis Stulman, Alex Varughese, William W. Hallo, Michael S. Moore, Mary-Louise Mussell, and Paul A. Riemann.Over the last 30 years, this pioneering series has established an unrivalled reputation for cutting-edge international scholarship in Biblical Studies and has attracted leading authors and editors in the field. The series takes many original and creative approaches to its subjects, including innovative work from historical and theological perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and more recent developments in cultural studies and reception history.

About Author

John Kaltner is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. Louis Stulman is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.


Contents; Abbreviations; List of Contibutors; Part I: Introductory/Background Essays. Herbert Bardweell Huffmon: A Reflection, Suxanne Richard; Introduction to the Study of the History of the Religion of Israel, Frank Moore Cross; The Amorite Heritage in the West, George E. Mendenhall; What is Prophecy? An Anicent Near Eastern Perspective, Martti Nissinen; Current Issues in the Study of Old Testament Prophecy, Robert R. Wilson; Part II: Prophect in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East; The Lamenting Prophet and the Modern Self: On the Origins of Contemporary Readings of Jeremiah, Mary Chilton Callaway; Metaphor and Social Reality: Isaiah 23.17-18, Ezekiel 16.35-37 and Hosea 2.4-5, Peggy L. Day; Southern Mesopotamian Titles for Temple Personnel in the Mari Archives, Daniel E. Fleming; False Prophecy is True, David Noel Freedman and Rebecca Frey; Ershaddon, Sanduarri, and the Adon Papyrus, Alberto R. Green; Jeremiah as an Inspiration to the Poet Job, Edward L. Greenstein; When the God of Israel 'Acts-Out' His Anger: On the Language of Divine Rejection in Biblical Literature, Baruch A. Levine; Recovering an Ancient Paranomasia in Zechariah 14.5, David Marcus; The Once and Future Lament: Micah 2.1-5 and the Prophetic Persona, Harry P. Nasuti; The Context, Text, and Logic of Isaiah 7.7-9, J.J.M. Roberts; The Eyes of Eli: An Essay in Motif Accretion, Jack M. Sasson; From the Mouth of the Porphet: The Literary Fixation of Jeremiah's; Prophecies in the Context of the Ancient Near East, Karel van der Toorn; The Metaphors of 'Canaanite' and 'Baal' in Hosea, Lyn M. Bechtel; What's in a Name? Cyrus and the Dating of Deutero-Isaiah, Milton Eng; What Did Elijah Do to His Mantle? The Hebrew Root GLM, John Kaltner; Word Event in Jeremiah: A Look at the Composition's 'Introductory Formulas', John I. Lawlor; Visions of Peace in Isaiah, David A. Leiter; 'Yahweh Has Given these Three Kings into the Hand of Moab': A Socio-Literary Reading of 2 Kings 3, Jesse3 C. Long, Jr, and Mark Sneed; The Spiritual Journey of Jonah: From the Perspective of C.G. Jung's Analytical Psychology, Jongsoo Park; Harder than Flint, Faster than Eagles: Intensified Comparatives in the Latter Prophets, Eric A. Seibert; Jeremiah as a Plyphonic Response to Suffering, Louis Stulman; The Royal Family in the Jeremiah Tradition, Alex Varughese; Part III: Other Studies; New Light on the Story of Achsah, William W. Hallo; Bathsheba's Silence (1 Kings 1.11-31), Michael S. Moore; A Quest for the Divine and... the Tourist Dollar: The Dilemma Faced by Contemporary Dervish Orders, Mary-Louise Mussell; Dissonant Pieties: John Calivin and ther Prayer Psalms of the Psalter; Herbert Bardwell Huffmon: A Bibliography, Paul A. Riemann Index; of References; Index of Authors.

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  • ISBN13: 9780567045690
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780567045690
  • ISBN10: 0567045692

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