The Resource The prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam, edited by George H. van Kooten and Jacques van Ruiten

The prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam, edited by George H. van Kooten and Jacques van Ruiten

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The prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam
Title
The prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam
Statement of responsibility
edited by George H. van Kooten and Jacques van Ruiten
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume deals with the pagan prophet Balaam who figures in the book of Numbers. By the very nature of his stature as a non-Israelite, pagan prophet, the figure of Balaam raises important questions with regard to the nature of prophecy and the relation between the Israelite God and the pagan nations. The conflicting stories and potent oracles of Balaam in Numbers 22-24 and other parts of the Jewish Scriptures prompted extensive reflection on this ambiguous figure. Thus the leading perspective developed in this volume is the often simultaneous praise and criticism of Balaam as a prestigious
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
222/.14092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS580.B3
LC item number
T44 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Themes in biblical narrative,
Series volume
v. 11
Label
The prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam, edited by George H. van Kooten and Jacques van Ruiten
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Balaam the villain : the history of reception of the Balaam narrative in the Pentateuch and the former prophets / Ed Noort -- Balaʹam and Deir ʻAlla / Émile Puech -- Balaam, Mopsus and Melampous : tales of traveling seers / Jan N. Bremmer -- Balaam in the Dead Sea Scrolls / Florentino García Martínez -- A Qumran cave 2 fragment preserving part of Numbers 23:5-7[8] (2Q29 1) / Eibert Tigchelaar -- Balaam and Enoch / Eibert Tigchelaar -- The rewriting of Numbers 22-24 in pseudo-Philo, Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum 18 / Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten -- Balaam as the Sophist par excellence in Philo of Alexandria : Philo's projection of an urgent contemporary debate onto Moses' Pentateuchal narratives / George H. van Kooten -- 'A star shall come out of Jacob' : a critical evaluation of the Balaam oracle in the context of Jewish revolts in Roman times / Stefan Beyerle -- Balaam's fourth oracle (Numbers 24:15-19) according to the Aramaic targums / Alberdina Houtman and Harry Sysling -- Interpret him as much as you want : Balaam in the Babylonian Talmud / Ronit Nikolsky -- Balaam and the star of the Magi / Tobias Nicklas -- Balaam in Revelation 2:14 / Jan Willem van Henten -- Balaam and 2 Peter 2:15 : 'They have followed in the steps of Balaam' (Jude 11) / Tord Fornberg -- Speaking asses in the Acts of Thomas : an intertextual and cognitive perspective / István Czachesz -- 'To bless with a mouth bent on cursing' : patristic interpretations of Balaam (Num 24:17) / Johan Leemans -- Balaʹam in early Koranic commentaries / Fred Leemhuis
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ocn719377472
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unknown
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1 online resource (xx, 328 pages)
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online
Isbn
9789047433132
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004165649.i-329
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illustrations
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remote
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