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A fantastic sourcebook, with clear and helpful introductions The volume contains a well curated selection of prophetic texts and texts providing important historical sociological information about prophecy Nissinen provides the most well rounded set of materials from the comparably abundant archives of Mari and the various neo Assyrian cities, while Seow comments on several significant West Semitic inscriptions and Ritner introduces a selection from the fascinating Egyptian Report of Wenamon A fantastic sourcebook, with clear and helpful introductions The volume contains a well curated selection of prophetic texts and texts providing important historical sociological information about prophecy Nissinen provides the most well rounded set of materials from the comparably abundant archives of Mari and the various neo Assyrian cities, while Seow comments on several significant West Semitic inscriptions and Ritner introduces a selection from the fascinating Egyptian Report of Wenamon Best of all, for both scholars and students, the text are all provided in both transliteration and translation, cross indexed to their publication in major collections, and provided with a selected bibliography for further research Highly recommended to anyone with interest in prophecy in the ANE or comparatively ^FREE EBOOK ↬ Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East ⇻ The first book to gather ancient Near Eastern, extrabiblical sources containing prophetic words or references to prophetic activities Among thetexts included are oracles of prophets, personal letters, formal inscriptions, and administrative documents from ancient Mesopotamia and Levant from the second and first millennia BCE Most of the texts come from Mari eighteenth century BCE and Assyria seventh century BCE In addition, the volume provides new translations of the Egyptian Report of Wenamon and of various texts from Syria Palestine containing allusions to prophets and prophetic activities The volume illumines the cultural background of biblical prophecy and its parallels It provides scholars with important information about different types and forms of transmission of divine words, and makes these valuable primary source materials accessible to students and general readers in contemporary English along with transcriptions of the original languages, indexes, and an extensive bibliography