Friday, April 02, 2021

Kelly, Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire (Routledge)

Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire
Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

By Leslie Kelly

Copyright Year 2018



ISBN 9780367607289
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
100 Pages

Book Description

This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these groups. It shows that each of these cultures believed that it was in prophetic texts and prophetic utterances that they could find the surest proof of their religious beliefs and a strong confirmation of their group identity.

The book was published in 2018, but I missed it then. The paperback release is a good excuse to note it now.

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