9780664258238

Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664258238

  • ISBN10:

    0664258239

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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Summary

InReturn to Babel, each of ten historically significant biblical texts is interpreted by three scholars: one Latin American, one African, and one Asian. Geographic locales range from a tiny village in the Philippines to the city of Nairobi, Kenya; from Gwangju, South Korea, with its one million inhabitants, to the frontier city of Wiwili in the northern mountains of Nicaragua. The result is a collection of essays that shed new light on familiar texts and make the reader aware of the ways in which culture can shape our understanding of Scripture.

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Introduction
Genesis 11:1-9
A Latin American Perspectivep. 13
An African Perspectivep. 17
An Asian Perspectivep. 27
Exodus 20:1-17
A Latin American Perspectivep. 37
An African Perspectivep. 43
An Asian Perspectivep. 49
Psalm 23:1-6
A Latin American Perspectivep. 57
An African Perspectivep. 63
An Asian Perspectivep. 69
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
A Latin American Perspectivep. 75
An African Perspectivep. 81
An Asian Perspectivep. 87
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
A Latin American Perspectivep. 95
An African Perspectivep. 101
An Asian Perspectivep. 107
Matthew 5:1-12
A Latin American Perspectivep. 117
An African Perspectivep. 125
An Asian Perspectivep. 131
John 1:1-18
A Latin American Perspectivep. 139
An African Perspectivep. 145
An Asian Perspectivep. 151
Acts 2:1-42
A Latin American Perspectivep. 161
An African Perspectivep. 167
An Asian Perspectivep. 173
I Corinthians 15:1-58
A Latin American Perspectivep. 185
An African Perspectivep. 189
An Asian Perspectivep. 193
Revelation 21:1-22:5
A Latin American Perspectivep. 201
An African Perspectivep. 207
An Asian Perspectivep. 213
Select Annotated Bibliographyp. 221
Index of Subjectsp. 225
Index of Ancient Referencesp. 229
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