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town ( בעיר ) shall be devoured by dogs; and anyone who dies in the countryside ( בשדה ) shall be eaten by the birds of the sky” (1 Kgs 14:11). Elijah delivers the same prediction to Ahab (1 Kgs 21:24), and in the fulfillment of this curse prostitutes join the dogs to represent the debasement of Ahab

In: Vetus Testamentum

Moses (beginning of narrative) and King Josiah (end of narrative), the prominence of Egypt throughout the narrative (especially at key places), and the prediction—fulfillment relationship between the climactic curse of Deut 28:68 and its realization in 2 Kgs 25:26 (cf. Jer 43:4-7). 4 Both scholars have

In: Vetus Testamentum

abuses at Shiloh—which is understandable given the possible independent origin of the Ark Narrative—the canonical placement of the story allows chapter 4 to be read as a fulfillment of the prophetic prediction of the fall of Eli’s house in 1 Sam 2:27-36 and 3:11-14. Viewed from this perspective, the

In: Vetus Testamentum

prediction tables called Enūma Anu Enlil is especially important. While they primarily use the verb adāru to describe phenomena of darkness, including the phenomenon of the moon darkening in the middle of the month in tables XV-XXII (lunar eclipse), in tables I-XIII , which deal with a description of

In: Vetus Testamentum

analysis of 4Q547 reappear in 4Q545 4, including a description of Aaron’s future status as a כהן as well as a prediction about the perpetual endurance of Aaron’s offspring. To this characterization of the Aaronid priesthood, 4Q545 4 contributes several more details that reinforce the significance of

In: Dead Sea Discoveries

between Jews and gentiles or priests and non-priests) and also in more human-centered ways (including attention to age difference, personal compatibility, and horoscope predictions). 47 For the moment, we should note that these two statements reflect an extralegal attention to marital stability that

In: Dead Sea Discoveries

The prediction of the end of the period of religious persecution is pervasive in Daniel 7-12. While seemingly referring to the same events, the various apocalypses offer different calculations and employ different formulations to describe these dramatic moments. The temporal references to these

In: Vetus Testamentum

une pridiction, mal6diction en Gen. iii 14-19, iv 11-12 et Is. xxxix 6-7 = 2 R. xx 17-18, benediction en Gen. xvi 10-12 et Nb. xxii malediction sur les uns, benediction sur les autres, en 1 R. xix 15-18. La prediction est elle-meme souvent pr6c6d6e d'un impe- ratif afferent a sa realisation, sous la

In: Vetus Testamentum

, pp. 129-130. 4) Cf., e.g., Francis I. ANDERSEN, "The Socio-juridical Background of the Naboth Incident", J.B.L. LXXXV, 1966, pp. 46-57. 309 was the house of Ahab's successful establishment of a dynasty rather than itsBaalistic leanings which called forth the prophetic prediction- or demand

In: Vetus Testamentum

whole of the book of Jer. He believes there was, and he locates three other so-called "tradition-blocks" so that a total outline of the book of Jer. would closely parallel those of Is. i-xxxix and of Ez.: ' (1) predictions of doom against Judah and Jerusalem, i-xxiv; (2) predictions of doom against

In: Vetus Testamentum