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Introduction. The Shape and Nature of Mantological Material as Factors for Exegesis

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print December 1988 | ISBN: 9780198266990
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600593 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198266995.003.0016

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Introduction. The Shape and Nature of Mantological Material as Factors for Exegesis

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Introduces the topic of mantological exegesis, this being the interpretation and reinterpretation of prophecies, oracles, and other prognostications over time. The discussion begins with a consideration of those factors in the mantological materials that make for exegesis, like the ambiguity or absence of a time for the actualization of the forecast, as well as cases of failure of the prophecy to materialize and the need to determine its proper meaning. The mantological materials are also part of the traditum or ancient Israel, and their reinterpretation is part of its ongoing traditio and reception.

Keywords: fulfillment; mantology; omen; oracle; prophecy; prophecy

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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