Women's Divination in Biblical Literature Hardback

Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge

by Esther J. Hamori;

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Women's Divination in Biblical Literature

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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.

Women's Divination in Biblical Literature by Esther J. Hamori was published by Yale University Press in June 2015. The ISBN for Women's Divination in Biblical Literature is 9780300178913.

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Details for Women's Divination in Biblical Literature

Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (June 2015)
Number of Pages288
Thickness25 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4311719
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