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Title: Ritual Elements in Zechariah's Vision of the Woman in the Ephah
Author(s): CRANZ, Isabel
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 96    Issue: 4   Date: 2015   
Pages: 586-598
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.96.4.3183439

Abstract :
This paper proposes a conceptual link between Zechariah's vision of the woman in the ephah (Zech 5,5-11) and Assyro-Babylonian exorcisms utilizing figurines. My comparison focuses on the integration of ritual elements in Zech 5,5-11. This analysis highlights the modifications that the ritual elements underwent before they could function as an integral part of a prophetic vision. The analysis of Zech 5,5-11 against the backdrop of Assyro-Babylonian exorcisms sheds new light on the manner in which the prophetic author(s) employed ritual material in his exemplification of sin and atonement.

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