Brill’s New Pauly

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I. Introduction

The term P. has found its way as a loanword from the Greek translation of the Bible into numerous languages. The Septuagint regularly uses prophḗtēs to translate the Hebrew substantive nābī, which is etymologically connected with Akkadian nabû(m) = 'one who is called'. Since then a very much wider use has emerged. For a more precise demarcation of the concept, it is useful to adopt Cic…

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Köckert, Matthias (Berlin), Quack, Joachim (Berlin), Bremmer, Jan N. (Groningen), Wick, Peter (Basle) and Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg), “Prophets”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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