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Ready or Not, Here I Come: Triggering Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible

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Ready or Not, Here I Come : Triggering Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. / Stokl, Tobias Jonathan.

Prophecy and Its Cultic Dimensions. ed. / Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer. Göttingen : Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2019. p. 115–133 (Journal of Ancient Judaism. Supplements; Vol. 31).

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Harvard

Stokl, TJ 2019, Ready or Not, Here I Come: Triggering Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. in L-S Tiemeyer (ed.), Prophecy and Its Cultic Dimensions. Journal of Ancient Judaism. Supplements, vol. 31, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen, pp. 115–133.

APA

Stokl, T. J. (2019). Ready or Not, Here I Come: Triggering Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. In L-S. Tiemeyer (Ed.), Prophecy and Its Cultic Dimensions (pp. 115–133). (Journal of Ancient Judaism. Supplements; Vol. 31). Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht.

Vancouver

Stokl TJ. Ready or Not, Here I Come: Triggering Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. In Tiemeyer L-S, editor, Prophecy and Its Cultic Dimensions. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht. 2019. p. 115–133. (Journal of Ancient Judaism. Supplements).

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Stokl, Tobias Jonathan. / Ready or Not, Here I Come : Triggering Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. Prophecy and Its Cultic Dimensions. editor / Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer. Göttingen : Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2019. pp. 115–133 (Journal of Ancient Judaism. Supplements).

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