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Orakel und Gebete

Interdisziplinäre Studien zur Sprache der Religion in Ägypten, Vorderasien und Griechenland in hellenistischer Zeit
Hrsg. v. Markus Witte u. Johannes F. Diehl

[Oracles and Prayers. Interdisciplinary Studies of the Language of Religion in Egypt, the Near East and Greece in the Hellenistic Era.]

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The articles in this volume provide a general view of the forms and structures of oracles and prayers in Hellenistic Egypt, the Near East, Israel and Greece as well as some interpretations of selected sources.
This volume deals with the two basic forms of religious communication in antiquity. The first of these is prayer, which can be seen as an appeal and an expression of gratitude, a lament and praise, addressed to God or the gods by human beings. The second is the oracle, which can be seen as the discourse of a deity which is imparted by humans and which predicts the future. The authors examine these from the perspective of Egyptology, Ancient Oriental studies, Biblical studies and Classics. They focus on Hellenism as an era of an intense cultural encounter between the Orient and the Occident and the changes in intellectual and literary history associated with this which were also reflected in religions and their forms of language. Thus the articles in this volume provide a general view of the forms and structures of oracles and prayers in Hellenistic Egypt, the Near East, Israel and Greece as well as some interpretations of selected sources.
Authors/Editors

Johannes F. Diehl ist Akad. Rat (Altes Testament und Nordwestsemitistik) an der Universität Frankfurt/M.

Markus Witte Geboren 1964; Studium der Ev. Theologie, Judaistik und Semitischen Philologie; 1993 Promotion; 1997 Habilitation; 2001–09 Professor für Altes Testament an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M.; seit 2009 Professor für Exegese und Literaturgeschichte des Alten Testaments an der Theologischen Fakultät an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: International Review of Biblical Studies — 56 (2009/10), 595, 613, 953
In: Jahrbuch f.Liturgik u.Hymnologie — 51 (2012), S. 88 (Hermann Michael Niemann)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 122 (2010), S. 475 (C. Koch)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 138 (2013), S. 1334–1335 (Alexandra von Lieven)
In: Biblische Notizen — 148 (2011), S. 125 (Michael Ernst)
In: Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift — 66 (2012), S. 74 (Bob Becking)
In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung — 108 (2013), S. 275–278 (Alexa F. Wilke)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 90 (2010), S. 379–380 (R. Hunziker-Rodewald)
In: Old Testament Abstracts — 33 (2010), S. 400 (Christopher T. Begg)
In: Salesianum — 73 (2011), S. 573–574 (Rafael Vicent)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 54 (2010), S. 612–613
In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 35.5 (2011), S. 176 (L.L. Grabbe)