Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

Two Items on Prophecy

In this post, I have two items: 1.  On pages 242-243 of Ancient Israel, Niels Peter Lemche talks about prophecy in the ancient Near East.  The eighteenth century Mari texts from upper Mesopotamia refer to prophecy: “These texts consist mostly … Continue reading

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Concluding Thompson’s Origin Tradition

I finished Thomas Thompson’s Origin Tradition of Ancient Israel: The Literary Formation of Genesis and Exodus 1-23.  On pages 192-193, Thompson characterizes the origin tradition of ancient Israel, namely, Genesis 1-Exodus 23, as well as speculates about the “date for … Continue reading

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