By Mieke Bal
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The aim of this unique quantity is to demonstrate what has been occurring lately in Hebrew Bible reports lower than the impression of advancements in literary idea within the final couple of many years. The equipment and perform of reader-response feedback and deconstruction, in addition to of feminist, materialist and psychoanalytic ways are represented the following via essays from prime Hebrew Bible literary critics.
During this path-breaking learn, Biblical theologian James B. Jordan investigates the literary and theological constitution of the books in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. He exhibits that the association of those books, faraway from being random, is in detail relating to the covenant God made with Israel at Mt. Sinai.
The most subject matter of the accumulated essays is expressed essentially within the following assertion via Eugene Ulrich initially of his article: What was once the kingdom of the Pentateuch through the moment Temple interval? was once it primarily whole and static on the time of Ezra, or used to be it nonetheless constructing in massive methods?
This booklet seeks to illustrate that massive enhancing happened within the historical past of the Hebrew Bible. It offers empirical facts that provides exemplary perception into the editorial approaches. The examples express how successive scribes up-to-date the texts to accord with replaced historic and social conditions and with new non secular innovations.
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In Genesis 24, when Abraham wants his slave to fetch a wife for Isaac, he commands the slave to, 'put your hand under my thigh and I will make you swear by the Lord... to go to my country, to my kindred to take a wife for my son'. Interestingly, when Jacob is finished fathering, he wrestles with an angel who touches the hollow of Jacob's thigh and puts it out of joint (Gen. 35). However, contrary to male stimulation of male 'procreative powers', Genesis has instances of males sleeping, impotently, as the covenant is carried on without them.
27... in Gen. 34 we have a chapter with no apparent connection in the narrative context. This chapter revolves around an episode in Shechem involving the sons of Jacob, Simon and Levi when they avenged the rape of their sister, Dinah. This piece is neither connected with Gen. 33, which treats the reconciliation between Jacob and Esau, nor with Gen. 35 which is the concluding of the Jacob cycle (1975: 23-24). However, he skillfully discovers parallels between both chapters which explains their initial 'anomalous' chronological and thematic positioning: As regards Gen.
This puts Abraham in a category apart from Agamemmnon or Jephthah; as well as Saul who would have sacrificed Jonathan had not the people protested (1 Sam. 14). 6. Kierkegaard also places Abraham in a separate category from Agamemmnon and Jephthah for reasons similar to Philo. It may be significant that Agamemmnon and Jephthah are more comparable in time, and both sacrificed daughters. 7. To my mind, the idea of being devoted first to God, or an ideal substituted for God, and secondly to people, provides a structure which allows for war.
Anti-Covenant: Counter Reading Women's Lives in the Hebrew Bible (Bible and Literature Series) by Mieke Bal