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Ausgabe:

April/2015

Spalte:

375–377

Kategorie:

Altes Testament

Autor/Hrsg.:

Crouch, C. L., Stökl, Jonathan, and Anna Elise Zernecke[Eds.]

Titel/Untertitel:

Mediating Between Heaven and Earth. Communication with the Divine in the Ancient Near East.

Verlag:

London u. a.: Bloomsbury T & T Clark 2012. 208 S. m. 16 Abb. = The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. Geb. US$ 130,00. ISBN 978-0-567-46162-9.

Rezensent:

Michael B. Hundley

This volume presents the fruit of the »Israel in the Ancient Near East« section of the European Association of Biblical Studies. It help­fully brings together under the generous rubric of ›mediation‹ the otherwise isolated phenomena of intuitive divination (prophecy), technical divination and prayers. The first five entries address divine-human communication from different angles.
A. K. de Hemmer Gudme opens with an examination of the multiple dedicatory inscriptions from the YHWH sanctuary on Mt. Gerizim (1–15). She contends that the physicality of the inscriptions serves »to remind the deity of the gift given« and »as a reminder of the worshipper himself« in order to lend »him physical presence in the sanctuary« (9). An inscription thereby »converts the ...


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