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Every city shall be forsaken [electronic resource] : urbanism and prophecy in ancient Israel and the Near East / edited by Lester L. Grabbe and Robert D. Haak.

Contributor(s): Grabbe, Lester L | Haak, Robert D. (Robert Donel), 1949- | Society of Biblical Literature. Prophetic Texts and their Ancient Contexts Group.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 330.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (226 p.).ISBN: 9780567455987 (electronic bk.); 056745598X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Biblical teaching | Cities and towns, Ancient -- Middle East | Urbanization -- Middle East | Bible. Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Middle East -- Antiquities | Apocryphal books (Old Testament) | Cities and towns | Cities and towns, Ancient | Urbanization | Bible. A.T. Proph�etes -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Villes -- Enseignement biblique | Villes antiques -- Moyen-Orient | Urbanisation -- Moyen-Orient | Moyen-Orient -- Antiquit�es | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Prophets | Steden | Oude Testament | Profetie�enGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Every city shall be forsaken.DDC classification: 224.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction and overview / Lester L. Grabbe -- Cityscape to landscape: the 'back to nature' theme in Isaiah 1-35 / Joseph Blenkinsopp -- City of chaos, city of stone, city of flesh: urbanscapes in prophetic discourses / Robert P. Carroll -- Proximity to the central Davidic citadel and the greater and lesser prophets / Robert B. Coote -- This land is my land: on nature as property in the Book of Ezekiel / Julie Galambush -- Sup-urbs or only hyp-urbs?: prophets and populations in ancient Israel and socio-historical method / Lester L. Grabbe -- The savage made civilized: an examination of Ezekiel 16.8 / S. Tamar Kamionkowski -- Reconstructing Haggai's Jerusalem: demographic and sociological considerations and the search for an adequate methodological point of departure / John Kessler -- The sociology of preindustrial cities / Ben D. Nefzger -- City as lofty as heaven: Arbela and other cities in neo-Assyrian prophecy / Martti Nissinen -- Jerusalem: an example of war in a walled city (Isaiah 3-4) / John D.W. Watts.
Summary: Urbanism in ancient society has now become an important topic for both classical and ancient Near Eastern scholars. Equally, the question of prophecy as social institution and literary corpus has been increasingly problematized. The essays in this volume bring together these crucial aspects of modern biblical research, the scope ranging from methodological issues about sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and specific biblical texts. An introductory chapter surveys recent anthropological study on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and places the different contributions in context.
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"The present volume arises out of the work of the Prophetic Texts and their Ancient Contexts Group, a Society of Biblical Literature Group ..."--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction and overview / Lester L. Grabbe -- Cityscape to landscape: the 'back to nature' theme in Isaiah 1-35 / Joseph Blenkinsopp -- City of chaos, city of stone, city of flesh: urbanscapes in prophetic discourses / Robert P. Carroll -- Proximity to the central Davidic citadel and the greater and lesser prophets / Robert B. Coote -- This land is my land: on nature as property in the Book of Ezekiel / Julie Galambush -- Sup-urbs or only hyp-urbs?: prophets and populations in ancient Israel and socio-historical method / Lester L. Grabbe -- The savage made civilized: an examination of Ezekiel 16.8 / S. Tamar Kamionkowski -- Reconstructing Haggai's Jerusalem: demographic and sociological considerations and the search for an adequate methodological point of departure / John Kessler -- The sociology of preindustrial cities / Ben D. Nefzger -- City as lofty as heaven: Arbela and other cities in neo-Assyrian prophecy / Martti Nissinen -- Jerusalem: an example of war in a walled city (Isaiah 3-4) / John D.W. Watts.

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Urbanism in ancient society has now become an important topic for both classical and ancient Near Eastern scholars. Equally, the question of prophecy as social institution and literary corpus has been increasingly problematized. The essays in this volume bring together these crucial aspects of modern biblical research, the scope ranging from methodological issues about sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and specific biblical texts. An introductory chapter surveys recent anthropological study on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and places the different contributions in context.

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