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The Resource My lots are in thy hands : sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity, edited by AnneMarie Luijendijk, William E. Klingshirn, with the assistance of Lance Jenott

My lots are in thy hands : sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity, edited by AnneMarie Luijendijk, William E. Klingshirn, with the assistance of Lance Jenott

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My lots are in thy hands : sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity
Title
My lots are in thy hands
Title remainder
sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
edited by AnneMarie Luijendijk, William E. Klingshirn, with the assistance of Lance Jenott
Title variation
Sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sortilege--the making of decisions by casting lots--was widely practiced in the Mediterranean world during the period known as late antiquity, between the third and eighth centuries CE. In My Lots are in Thy Hands: Sortilege and its Practitioners in Late Antiquity, AnneMarie Luijendijk and William Klingshirn have collected fourteen essays that examine late antique lot divination, especially but not exclusively through texts preserved in Greek, Latin, Coptic, and Syriac. Employing the overlapping perspectives of religious studies, classics, anthropology, economics, and history, contributors study a variety of topics, including the hermeneutics and operations of divinatory texts, the importance of diviners and their instruments, and the place of faith and doubt in the search for hidden order in a seemingly random world."--
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Dewey number
133.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1779.L6
LC item number
M9 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1980-
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  • Luijendijk, AnneMarie
  • Klingshirn, William E.
  • Jenott, Lance
Series statement
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world
Series volume
volume 188
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  • Choice by lot
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Divination in the Bible
  • Choice by lot
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Divination in the Bible
  • Divination
  • Losorakel
  • Spätantike
  • Wahrsagen
  • Zeithintergrund
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My lots are in thy hands : sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity, edited by AnneMarie Luijendijk, William E. Klingshirn, with the assistance of Lance Jenott
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Note
"This volume originated in a two-day symposium on sortilage in late antiquity held at Princeton University in November, 2011."--Preface, page ix
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-374) and indexes
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Literature of Lot Divination / AnneMarie Luijendijk and William E. Klingshirn -- The Instruments of Lot Divination / William E. Klingshirn -- Fateful Spasms: Palmomancy and Late Antique Lot Divination / Salvatore Costanza -- Hermēneiai in Manuscripts of John's Gospel: an Aid to Bibliomancy / Kevin Wilkinson -- Hermeneutics and Divination: a Unique Syriac Biblical Manuscript as an Oracle of Interpretation / Jeff W. Childers -- Secondhand Homer / Michael Meerson -- Sortes Biblicae Judaicae / Pieter W. van der Horst -- The Sortes Barberinianae within the Tradition of Oracular Texts / Randall Stewart -- Oxyrhynchus and Oracles in Late Antiquity / Alexander Kocar -- Sortes, Scribality, and Syncretism: Ritual Experts and the Great Tradition in Byzantine Egypt / David Frankfurter -- Sortilege between Divine Ordeals and "Secular" Justice: Aspects of Jurisdiction in (Ritual) Texts from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt / Franziska Naether -- Freakonomika: Oracle as Economic Indicator in Roman Egypt / David M. Ratzan -- "I Do Not Wish to Be Rich": the 'Barbarian' Christian Tatian Responds to Sortes / Laura Salah Nasrallah -- "Only Do Not Be of Two Minds": Doubt in Christian Lot Divination / AnneMarie Luijendijk
Control code
1048657777
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 392 pages
Isbn
9789004384101
Lccn
2018037417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048657777
Label
My lots are in thy hands : sortilege and its practitioners in late antiquity, edited by AnneMarie Luijendijk, William E. Klingshirn, with the assistance of Lance Jenott
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This volume originated in a two-day symposium on sortilage in late antiquity held at Princeton University in November, 2011."--Preface, page ix
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-374) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Literature of Lot Divination / AnneMarie Luijendijk and William E. Klingshirn -- The Instruments of Lot Divination / William E. Klingshirn -- Fateful Spasms: Palmomancy and Late Antique Lot Divination / Salvatore Costanza -- Hermēneiai in Manuscripts of John's Gospel: an Aid to Bibliomancy / Kevin Wilkinson -- Hermeneutics and Divination: a Unique Syriac Biblical Manuscript as an Oracle of Interpretation / Jeff W. Childers -- Secondhand Homer / Michael Meerson -- Sortes Biblicae Judaicae / Pieter W. van der Horst -- The Sortes Barberinianae within the Tradition of Oracular Texts / Randall Stewart -- Oxyrhynchus and Oracles in Late Antiquity / Alexander Kocar -- Sortes, Scribality, and Syncretism: Ritual Experts and the Great Tradition in Byzantine Egypt / David Frankfurter -- Sortilege between Divine Ordeals and "Secular" Justice: Aspects of Jurisdiction in (Ritual) Texts from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt / Franziska Naether -- Freakonomika: Oracle as Economic Indicator in Roman Egypt / David M. Ratzan -- "I Do Not Wish to Be Rich": the 'Barbarian' Christian Tatian Responds to Sortes / Laura Salah Nasrallah -- "Only Do Not Be of Two Minds": Doubt in Christian Lot Divination / AnneMarie Luijendijk
Control code
1048657777
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 392 pages
Isbn
9789004384101
Lccn
2018037417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048657777

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