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Women's Divination in Biblical Literature
Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge

Esther J. Hamori

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 person...

The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library

2015   288 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300178913  $85.00 tx

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Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
 



Joshua 1-12
A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
 



Salvaged Pages
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Kabbalah
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Revelation and Authority
Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition
 



The World According to Itzik
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The Age of Secrecy
Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800
 



Hitler’s Prisons
Legal Terror in Nazi Germany
 



How the Bible Became Holy
 



The Ten Commandments
A Short History of an Ancient Text
 



A World Without Jews
The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
 



The Paradox of Liberation
Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions
 



Roads Taken
The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way
 



Babel in Zion
Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948
 



Charity
The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition
 



Holy Resilience
The Bible's Traumatic Origins
 



Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification
Essays in Comparative Prosody
 



David
The Divided Heart
 



The Genius
Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism
 



We Wept Without Tears
Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz
 

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