9781841272450

First Person Essays in Biblical Autobiography

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    9781841272450

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    1841272450

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-04-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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Summary

Hebrew Biblical narratives are notoriously sparing in their portrayal of character, leaving much to the reader. Here a number of internationally renowned scholars assume the identities of some familiar biblical characters, and use the clues in the text, their own exegetical skills and knowledge of the biblical world, and their readerly imagination to fill in the gaps of the biblical text. In doing so, they remove the point of view of the biblical narrator, allowing the ideology of the text to be affirmed, adjusted or challenged. Contributors to this volume include Francis Landy, Athalya Brenner, Yairah Amit, John Goldingay, Jonathan Magonet, Hugh Pyper, and Philip Davies; the characters include Rahab, Isaiah, Gomer, Eve, Delilah, Joseph, Jeremiah and Haman.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7(1)
Abbreviations 8(1)
List of Contributors
9(2)
Introduction: Autobiography as Exegesis 11(14)
Philip R. Davies
Letters To the Editor of Genesis
25(22)
Suzanne Shaw
Wide Gaps, Narrow Escapes: I am Known as Rahab, the Broad
47(12)
Athalya Brenner
I, Delilah: A Victim of Interpretation
59(18)
Yairah Amit
Jezebel
77(16)
Hugh S. Pyper
Ghostwriting Isaiah
93(22)
Francis Landy
Gomer's Revenge
115(4)
Jonathan Magonet
Hosea and Gomer Visit the Marriage Counsellor
119(18)
Gillian Cooper
John Goldingay
Haman The Victim
137(18)
Philip R. Davies
Bibliography 155(9)
Index of References 164(3)
Index of Authors 167

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