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The Resource Women's divination in biblical literature : prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge, Esther J. Hamori

Women's divination in biblical literature : prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge, Esther J. Hamori

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Women's divination in biblical literature : prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge
Title
Women's divination in biblical literature
Title remainder
prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Esther J. Hamori
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Divination, the use of special talents and techniques to gain divine knowledge, was practiced in many different forms in ancient Israel and throughout the ancient world. The Hebrew Bible reveals a variety of traditions of women associated with divination. This sensitive and incisive book by respected scholar Esther J. Hamori examines the wide scope of women's divinatory activities as portrayed in the Hebrew texts, offering readers a new appreciation of the surprising breadth of women's "arts of knowledge" in biblical times. Unlike earlier approaches to the subject that have viewed prophecy separately from other forms of divination, Hamori's study encompasses the full range of divinatory practices and the personages who performed them, from the female prophets and the medium of En-dor to the matriarch who interprets a birth omen and the "wise women" of Tekoa and Abel and more. In doing so, the author brings into clearer focus the complex, rich, and diverse world of ancient Israelite divination
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamori, Esther J
Index
index present
LC call number
BS575
LC item number
.H286 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Anchor Yale Bible reference library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the Bible
  • Divination in the Bible
  • Divination in the Bible
  • Women in the Bible
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Women's divination in biblical literature : prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge, Esther J. Hamori
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Women's Divination and the Arts of Knowledge : -- 1. Access to divine knowledge -- 2. Setting the stage -- Part II. Biblical Perspectives on Women's Divination : -- 3. Rebekah the Aramean -- 4. Miriam -- 5. Deborah -- 6. Hannah -- 7. The necromancer of En-dor -- 8. The "wise women" of 2 Samuel -- 9. Huldah -- 10. The prophet who conceived and gave birth to a son -- 11. "The daughters of your people who prophesy" -- 12. The women of Joel's radical vision -- 13. Noadiah -- 14. Rachel, the mother of Michah, and the teraphim -- 15. What a witch : divination imagery and metaphor -- Concluding reflections
Control code
890310370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780300178913
Lccn
2014034359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890310370
Label
Women's divination in biblical literature : prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge, Esther J. Hamori
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Women's Divination and the Arts of Knowledge : -- 1. Access to divine knowledge -- 2. Setting the stage -- Part II. Biblical Perspectives on Women's Divination : -- 3. Rebekah the Aramean -- 4. Miriam -- 5. Deborah -- 6. Hannah -- 7. The necromancer of En-dor -- 8. The "wise women" of 2 Samuel -- 9. Huldah -- 10. The prophet who conceived and gave birth to a son -- 11. "The daughters of your people who prophesy" -- 12. The women of Joel's radical vision -- 13. Noadiah -- 14. Rachel, the mother of Michah, and the teraphim -- 15. What a witch : divination imagery and metaphor -- Concluding reflections
Control code
890310370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780300178913
Lccn
2014034359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890310370

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