thematic break from one state of affairs to another and may also divide these states into two more or less equal parts.
In this essay, I look at the uses of the middle in the Odyssey by foregrounding the fate of the Phaeacians as presented in the “unique, double version of the ‘recalled prophecy
predicts that Nineveh would lose its power (9.208), and Nahum, who accurately prophecies the downfall of Nineveh (9.242). 2 Begg also points to Josephus’s portrait of Jeremiah, who predicts the people’s future even down to the rebuilding of the temple. 3 Likewise, Louis Feldman observes that, for
* Matthias Wenk (PhD Brunel University, London) is an ordained Pastor by BewegungPlus, Lyssachstrasse 33, ch -3400 Burgdorf, Switzerland, and lecturer at the Theologisch-Diakonisches Seminar, Aarau.
Books on prophecy and prophetic ministry are booming among Pentecostal and
apocalyptic prophecy. As the present article shows, in their communications with Henry iv of France the Moriscos who served as representatives of their communities inside Spain utilized prophecy as a language of mutual understanding and a language of diplomacy. Ultimately, at stake were the Moriscos
The phenomenon of ‘prophecy’ and ‘prophets’ has taken the African Christian landscape by storm, from the mega-church superstars like TB Joshua of Nigeria to Zimbabwean Immanuel Makandiwa, Africa has been exposed to a prophetic phenomenon that is difficult to ignore. This
Taking its inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the publication of Festinger et al.'s 1956 seminal and controversial volume
When Prophecy Fails, which introduced the notion of "cognitive dissonance" as an explanation for how a small group of flying saucer devotees handled the failure of a predicted visit from space aliens, this volume looks at both theoretical and empirical studies of religious groups for whom space beings and civilizations provided an inspiration to prepare for the nearness of events that would trigger "the end of the world." Rather than examining merely the rationales adopted to account for the disappointments associated with such "failures," the core of the present volume seeks to explore the dynamics that inspire not only such beliefs but also the vigorous participation in activities in which adherents engage to prepare for the coming of (or transport to) alien civilizations from "outer space."
Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Poetry, Prophecy, and Justice in Hebrew Scripture. Essays in Honor of Francis Landy on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday is a collection of essays by colleagues, friends, and students of Prof. Francis Landy. It is the second Festschrift dedicated to this remarkable teacher and colleague, friend and mentor, and thus bears witness to the remarkable esteem in which Prof. Landy is held in the Biblical Studies community and beyond (including literary studies, film studies, and poetry).
that has little to do with his more pungent creations. Given the importance of this passage for research in ancient Judaism, Josephus, prophecy, canon formation, and the background to the New Testament, I propose to take another look at Ag. Ap. 1.41. Does an “exact succession of prophets” make sense
of Israel’s restoration scattered throughout the book of Ezekiel against the background of traditional prophetic portrayals of national redemption. This investigation aims to analyze the various unique motifs found in the restoration prophecies and their function in each particular occurrence