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

The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition

Holy Resilience
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