Prophecy and the Royal Court in the Ancient Near East

Most ancient Near Eastern prophetic texts were found in royal archives, and therefore, they largely deal with the figure and person of the king in his interaction with the world around him. There is a great emphasis on war and succession, two key crisis moments for ancient Near Eastern monarchs. Whi...

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Published in:Religion compass
Main Author: Stökl, Jonathan 1977-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Wiley-Blackwell [2015]
In: Religion compass
Year: 2015, Volume: 9, Issue: 3, Pages: 55-65
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Most ancient Near Eastern prophetic texts were found in royal archives, and therefore, they largely deal with the figure and person of the king in his interaction with the world around him. There is a great emphasis on war and succession, two key crisis moments for ancient Near Eastern monarchs. While the Neo-Assyrian oracles focus on these two areas using a lot of metaphors, the Old Babylonian texts from Mari also show an interest in the diplomatic relationships of the king.
ISSN:1749-8171
Contains:Enthalten in: Religion compass
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/rec3.12145