Download E-books Wise, Strange and Holy: The Strange Woman and the Making of the Bible (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) PDF

By Claudia V. Camp

The connection of the unusual lady and girl knowledge, separate yet inseparable in Proverbs 1-9, is the book's analytic place to begin, changing into a hermeneutical lens for viewing different texts of strangeness-of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and cultic task. knowledge and strangeness mark the narratives of Samson and Solomon, whereas priestly literature units strangeness opposed to holiness. Miriam and Dinah, sisters of cultic eponyms Aaron and Levi, are Israelite girls defiled or unclean, made unusual. Priestly and knowledge buildings of gendered strangeness intersect, illuminating the ideologies of identification that improve within the postexilic interval and that form the beginnings of the biblical canon.

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Download E-books Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story PDF

Within the Hebrew Bible, Judges 4-5 tells the lurid tale of the heroic determine of Jael, a girl who seduces the Canaanite normal Sisera after which nails his head to the floor with a tent-peg, hence saving Israel from the troops of King Sabin. This grotesque story has lengthy intrigued students and artists alike. the numerous models of the tale that experience seemed in paintings and literature have many times and creatively equipped at the gendered subject matters of the culture, frequently seeing within the come across among Jael and Sisera a few basic fact concerning the dating among men and women.

In Sex and Slaughter within the Tent of Jael, Colleen Conway deals the 1st sustained examine how this biblical culture has been used artistically to articulate and tell cultural debates approximately gender. She lines the cultural retellings of this tale in poems, prints, work, performs, and narratives throughout many centuries, starting with its visual appeal in Judges 4-5 and carrying on with as much as the current day. as soon as separated from its unique theological context, the Jael/Sisera culture turns into principally approximately gender id, quite the clash among the sexes. Conway examines the ways that Jael has been reimagined by means of turns as a wily seductress, passionate lover, pissed off and bored mom, peace-bringing earth goddess, and lethal cyborg murderer. in the meantime, Sisera variously performs the enemy common, the seduced lover, the noble yet tragically duped sufferer, and the violent male chauvinist. eventually, Conway demonstrates that the ways that Jael's activities are defined and assessed all rely on whilst, by means of whom, and for whom the Jael and Sisera tale is being informed. In reading the various inventive renditions of the tale, this publication additionally offers a case learn of the Bible's function as a standard cultural source in secular western culture.

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Download E-books Together in the Land a Reading of the Bo: A Reading of the Book of Joshua (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament) PDF

By Gordon Mitchell

An exceptional reproduction within the unique gilt-blocked textile. is still relatively well-preserved total; tight, brilliant, fresh and particularly sharp-cornered. ; 219 pages; Description: 219 p. ; 23 cm. topics: Bible. O. T. Joshua --Criticism, interpretation, and so on. --Jews --History --To 1200 B. C. sequence: magazine for the learn of the outdated testomony. complement sequence, 0309-0787 ; 134

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Download E-books Die hebräischen und griechischen Textformen der Samuel- und Königebücher: Studien zur Textgeschichte ausgehend von 2Sam 15,1-19,9 (Beihefte Zur ... Wissenschaft) (German Edition) PDF

In a single shape or one other, the Trisagion, ""Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the full earth is stuffed with his glory"", entered Jewish and Christian liturgy from Isaiah´s account in Isaiah 6. prior to that occurred, notwithstanding, it's most likely that it went via an important swap of which means. Drawing on fabric that used to be usual to him the prophet used the asserting with a threatening instead of an encouraging tone. during the following centuries, although, because the ebook of Isaiah grew, new reflections at the asserting have been further within the later chapters, with the outcome that after the publication got here to be translated into Greek the translator was once justified in rendering the asserting within the method that has get to grips to us.

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Download E-books The Binding of Isaac: A Religious Model of Disobedience (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) PDF

By Omri Boehm

Conventional interpretations in either Judaism and Christianity argue that the Akedah provides not just a moral query but additionally a moral answer. yet for the intervention of the angel, Abraham could have killed his son. Obedience to God take priority over morality as humanly conceived. but, the angel of Yhwh that looks to Abraham is a later addition to the textual content; therefore, within the unique narrative Abraham truly disobeys the divine command to slay his son, and sacrifices a ram instead.

The first a part of the e-book exhibits how the "original" model of the narrative didn't include the angelic determine. the second one a part of the e-book re-examines numerous spiritual interpretations of the textual content to teach that exegetes akin to Maimonides and his fans did indicate Abraham's disobedience. in accordance with those writers the esoteric layer of the tale in reality broadcasts that disobedience to God's command was once Abraham's real confirmation of religion. within the 3rd a part of the e-book, Boehm re-opens the philosophical debate among Kant and Kierkegaard. Boehm concludes the booklet by way of contending that the monotheistic version of religion provided through Abraham was once truly a version of disobedience.

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Download E-books The Art of Biblical Narrative PDF

By Robert Alter

Since it used to be first released approximately 3 a long time in the past, The paintings of Biblical Narrative has appreciably improved the horizons of biblical scholarship by way of recasting the Bible as a piece of literary paintings deserving studied feedback. popular critic and translator Robert modify offers the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary paintings, one whose many authors used cutting edge units resembling parallelism, contrastive discussion, and narrative pace to inform probably the most progressive tales of human background: the revelation of a unmarried god.

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Download E-books Isaiah XXI: A palimpsest PDF

Some of the most vague passages within the ebook of Isaiah, bankruptcy 21 comprises oracles relating overseas international locations. the writer bargains intensive with the textual and linguistic difficulties awarded through the textual content; he additionally considers the historic history of the prophecy, the literary varieties involved and the traditions of interpretation in old medieval and smooth occasions. In learning those traditions, Mr Macintosh makes vast use of medieval Jewish commentators whose paintings isn't commonly to be had in English.

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Download E-books Ecclesiastes: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching PDF

By William P. Brown

Interpretation: A Bible statement for educating and Preaching is a particular source when you interpret the Bible within the church. deliberate and written in particular for educating and preaching wishes, this severely acclaimed biblical observation is an immense contribution to scholarship and ministry.

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Download E-books Song of Songs: Erotic Love Poetry PDF

By Judith Ernst

Advent via David James Duncan

The track of Songs is likely one of the maximum items oferotic literature ever written. which includes intenseexpressions of actual love, this vintage poem describesthe voluptuous fantastic thing about fans longing forone one other. With a uniquely female standpoint, its language is seductive and intimate, conveyingan fast, sensuous, and intoxicating desire.

This new, illustrated model of the Songof Songs through Judith Ernst renders this literary jewelaccessible to a brand new new release of readers. Whileretaining a lot of the liked phraseology from theKing James Bible, Ernst has made stylistic changesthat provide the textual content a clean and arresting appeal. Inaddition, twelve designated gouache work appropriatelycapture the poem's moods of affection by way of portrayinga girl eager for her lover. Interspersedbetween sections of the poem and their accompanyingillustrations is brief, considerate commentaryto support readers comprehend old references inthe text.

Brilliantly regaining the erotic energy, poeticbeauty, and actual event of the textual content, thisupdated and reenvisioned track of Songs restoresfor sleek audiences an analogous seductive spellthat has captivated readers for millions of years.

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