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





ISBN 9780367607289
Published August 13, 2020 by Routledge
100 Pages

 
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Chapter 1: Jewish Prophets, Prophecy: First Century Sectarians, Visionaries, and Rebels



Chapter 2: The Early Christians: Prophecy, Apology, and Heresiology



Chapter 3: The Greco-Romans: Pagan Oracles and Christian Persecution



Conclusion



Index

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Biography

Leslie Kelly is Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts & Humanities at American Public University, USA.