Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel

Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel

Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel

Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel

Synopsis

Using comparative anthropology to get at the social dimensions of prophetic activity, Robert Wilson's study brings the study of Isrealite prophecy to a new level. Looking at both modern societies and Ancient Near Eastern ones, Wilson sketches the nature of prophetic activity, its social location, and its social functions. He then shows how these features appear in Israelite prophecy and sketches a history of prophecy in Israel.
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