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Daughters of Miriam : women prophets in ancient Israel

Author: Wilda Gafney
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Women prophets gave powerful voice to Yahwist faith at the formative moments in ancient Israel's development, and were expected in Biblical visions of the future. Now they come to the foreground as Wilda C. Gafney explores prophetic practices in ancient Israel and different models for women's sacred roles and leadership.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilda Gafney
ISBN: 9780800662585 080066258X
OCLC Number: 156832289
Description: x, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Overview of Biblical prophets and related roles --
Definitions of prophet --
Technical vocabulary --
Religious intermediaries --
Summary --
Female prophecy around biblical Israel --
Scope and limitations of data --
Oracles of female prophets in Mari --
Female prophets in Mari --
Assyrian (Ninevite) oracles concerning Esarhaddon --
Assyrian (Ninevite) oracles concerning Ashurbanipal --
Female prophets in Nineveh --
Female prophets in Emar --
General observations on ANE and Israelite female prophets --
Summary --
Female prophets in the Hebrew scriptures --
Miriam (Miryam) --
Deborah (D'vorah) --
Huldah (Chuldah) --
HaNeviy'ah (the anonymous woman-prophet) --
Daughters who prophesy in Ezekiel (Yechezaʻel) --
Daughters who will prophesy in Joel (Yoʻel) --
No'adiah --
Daughters of Heman --
Summary --
Female prophetic guilds in context --
Musical/funerary guilds --
Scribal guilds --
Summary --
Rabbinic and Christian trajectories --
Navi'/Nevi'ah in rabbinic texts --
Navi'/Nevi'ah in the Mishnah --
Navi'/Nevi'ah in the Midrash --
Navi'/Nevi'ah in the Talmuds --
Prophetis in early Christian texts --
Summary --
Prophetic constructions --
General observations from Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Israelite prophetic literature --
Prophetic constructions --
Responsibility: Wilda Gafney.


* A ground-breaking treatment of the unsung women prophets of biblical tradition * Explores the prophetic trajectory in rabbinic Judaism  Read more...
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