Vocabulary List for FINAL EXAM
: spirit or wind (refers to prophets giving off a prophetic ruah to other follower prophets)—
refers to the “weird behavior” some prophets are associated with.
: place, northwest Mesopotamia. Ammorites move into Mesopotamia, especially Mari. They
bring their culture to Mesopotamia, along with prophecy: conversing with god, reproving nation,
predictions, and relationship to kingship.
: Up to 9
century BCE. These prophets: conversed with God, military
leaders, intercessor, reprove the nation, make predictions (or warnings), relationship to king,
maybe miracle worker, maybe strange behavior. (i.e. Moses, Samuel, Nathan, Elijah/Elisha,
prophets from NW Mesopotamia MARI).
Started with Amos around 8
The difference between
Classical Prophecy and pre-Classical is FORM rather than function. We know about these
prophets in a different way. In this case, the prophets would issue speeches, scribes would them
down on scrolls and preserve them.
(i.e. Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah). The description of prophetic
job is about the same.
the belief that you should worship only one god, but a monolatrous
person might be monotheistic (believes in one god and prays to that one) or polytheistic (believes
there is more than one god, but only worships one).