R. Russell Mack is an adjunct professor of Bible at Cincinnati Christian University. He holds an M.A. degree in OT Literature from Alliance Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and ANE Studies from Hebrew Union College. He was formerly an assistant pastor in the San Francisco Area.
Previous generations of scholars believed that prophecy was unique to ancient Israel. However, recent archaeological discoveries reveal that numerous societies in the ancient Near East practiced prophecy. This study examines the similarities and differences between Neo-Assyrian and biblical prophecy, particularly focusing on the 7th c. BCE prophets Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, and discusses what implications these differences may have for our understanding of these prophets.
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