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

1st Edition

Leslie Kelly

Routledge
Published November 30, 2017
Reference - 98 Pages
ISBN 9780815373438 - CAT# K338419
Series: Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

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Summary

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.

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