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The Regnal Evaluation of Josiah in 2 Kings 22:1–23:30

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The present form of Josiah's regnal account in 2 Kings 22–23 clearly presupposes the death of Josiah insofar as it presents an oracle by the prophetess Huldah that states that Josiah will die before ... More


Divination and Its Range of Influence

Jon D. Mikalson

in Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577835
eISBN:
9780191723063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577835.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In Socratic literature divination is a featured return from the gods for ‘service’ to them and helps form the ‘partnership’ of gods and men. Virtually all philosophers except Xenophanes and Epicurus ... More


The Organization

Grahame R. Dowling

in The Art and Science of Marketing: Marketing for Marketing Managers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269617
eISBN:
9780191699429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269617.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter explores the business context in which marketing decisions are made. It frames the discussion from a marketing point of view, emphasizing, products and services, customers, innovation, ... More


A Catalogue and Summary of Published Questions by Individuals and Responses from the Dodona Oracle

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter presents a catalogue of questions (and the very few answers that seem to have survived) that men and women posed to Zeus at his oracle at Dodona. The catalogue, organized in categories ... More


The Deist Challenge

Richard H. Popkin

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses Deism, a radical school of thought that thrived in the 1690s. It begins by describing the theories of natural religion of the two individuals who are credited with being the ... More


At the Centre of the World: Oracles, Seers and Prophets

Ariel Colonomos

in Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the role of oracles in Roman and Greek politics during ancient times and raises some issues and patterns that we also find in our contemporary democracies. Whether in Greece or ... More


Downtown

Mark Brown

in Paul Auster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073960
eISBN:
9781781700945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter outlines Auster's characters and follows their descent, their rescue and their subsequent recovery from social and linguistic failure. It also considers several of Auster's later novels, ... More


Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla: God of Wisdom and the Oracle

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the God of Wisdom and the Oracle, who is known by many names. While the god is known as Orunmila/Orunla/Orula in Africa, he is called Orúnmila/Orúnla/Orúla in Cuba. The worship ... More


A Satyric Paradise: The Form of W. B. Yeats’s “News for the Delphic Oracle”

Michael Cade-Stewart

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines the poetic forms of W. B. Yeats's “The Statues” and “News for the Delphic Oracle” as well as these poems' place in Yeats's Last Poems and Two Plays. “The Statues” is a tragic ... More


Know Thyself!: The Mind, Self-Knowledge, and the Image of God

Matthew Drever

in Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199916337
eISBN:
9780199345557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916337.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter opens with an analysis of Augustine’s interpretation of the Oracle of Delphi (“Know Thyself!”) in On the Trinity, occurring during his search for the divine image in the soul. Augustine ... More


Outbreak of the Crisis

Pang Yang Huei

in Strait Rituals: China, Taiwan, and the United States in the Taiwan Strait Crises, 1954-1958

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888208302
eISBN:
9789888455652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208302.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 3 September 1954, China launched a massive artillery bombardment on the islands of Quemoy and Matsu, triggering the first crisis. This attack prompted the US to sign the Mutual Defense Treaty with ... More


The Pythia at Delphi: A Cognitive Reconstruction of Oracular Possession

Quinton Deeley

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

At Delphi in Greece the inspired oracle of Apollo, the Pythia, underwent a form of possession in which she was viewed as a vehicle for the god. Nevertheless, uncertainty has surrounded the exact ... More


The Delphic Oracle on Europe

Loukas Tsoukalis

in The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Is there a Future for the European Union?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199593842
eISBN:
9780191803536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199593842.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter presents some analysis and an understanding and interpretation of the message contained in the Delphi Oracle. It describes the two major crises of recent years, one internal and mainly ... More


Oracles and Earthquakes: A Note on the Theodosian Sibyl

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter identifies an early version of the so-called Oracle of Baalbek with the prediction of an earthquake at Constantinople reported by St. Augustine. It discusses early Byzantine earthquakes ... More


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