By Dale Patrick, Allen Scult
During this research, Patrick and Scult are good proficient at the idea of ''discourses as power'' yet they don't linger over dense theoretical matters. quite they exhibit in concrete circumstances how discourse works. Their examine of activity either places such thought to sturdy virtue, and exhibits us task afresh. The publication is lucid, disciplined, and available, a good assist in time of hassle. (Walter Brueggemann)
By Anastasius of Sinai; Kuehn, Clement A., Baggarly, John D. (trans.)
By Rhiannon Graybill
Are We now not males? offers an leading edge method of gender and embodiment within the Hebrew Bible, revealing the male physique as a resource of chronic hassle for the Hebrew prophets. Drawing jointly key moments in prophetic embodiment, Graybill demonstrates that the prophetic physique is a queer physique, and its very instability makes attainable new understandings of biblical masculinity. Prophecy disrupts the functionality of masculinity and calls for new methods of inhabiting the physique and negotiating gender.
Graybill explores prophetic masculinity via severe readings of a couple of prophetic our bodies, together with Isaiah, Moses, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. as well as shut readings of the biblical texts, this account engages with sleek intertexts drawn from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and horror motion pictures: Isaiah meets the poetry of Anne Carson; Hosea is visible during the lens of ownership movies and feminist movie thought; Jeremiah intersects with psychoanalytic discourses of tension; and Ezekiel encounters Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My worried Illness. Graybill additionally bargains a cautious research of the physique of Moses. Her equipment spotlight unforeseen gains of the biblical texts, and remove darkness from the unusual intersections of masculinity, prophecy, and the physique in and past the Hebrew Bible. This meeting of prophets, our bodies, and readings makes transparent that getting to prophecy and to prophetic masculinity is a vital job for queer examining. Biblical prophecy engenders new varieties of masculinity and embodiment; Are We now not Men?offers a necessary map of this still-uncharted terrain.
By Jenna Weissman Joselit
Via a sequence of deftly-rendered vignettes, trendy historian Jenna Weissman Joselit deals a compelling and fresh-eyed standpoint at the Ten Commandments, situating them in the context of contemporary the USA. wealthy in incident and in colourful personalities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, her account indicates that the 10 Commandments aren't solid in stone yet a fertile repository of yank history.
summary: via a sequence of deftly-rendered vignettes, favorite historian Jenna Weissman Joselit bargains a compelling and fresh-eyed viewpoint at the Ten Commandments, situating them in the context of contemporary the US. wealthy in incident and in colourful personalities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, her account indicates that the 10 Commandments aren't solid in stone yet a fertile repository of yank historical past
By Kevin Cathcart, Philip S. Alexander
By Jonathan L. Friedmann
Song used to be critical to the everyday life of old Israel. It followed actions as varied as handbook exertions and royal processionals. At key junctures and in center associations, musical tones have been used to convey messages, exhibit feelings, boost communal bonds and identify human-divine touch. This booklet explores the complicated and multifaceted nature of biblical tune via an in depth look at 4 significant episodes and genres: the music of the ocean (Exod. 15), King Saul and David's harp (1 Sam. 16), using tune in prophecy, and the publication of Psalms. This research demonstrates how tune contributed to shaping and outline the self-identity of old Israel.
By Marion Ann Taylor
The ladies of Genesis (Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel) intrigued and knowledgeable the lives of nineteenth-century ladies. those ladies learn the biblical tales for themselves and sought for how one can extend, strengthen, or problem the normal knowing of women's lives. They communicated their readings of Genesis utilizing diversified genres starting from poetry to remark.
By Philip R. Davies, Diana V. Edelman
Lester Grabbe is likely one of the so much exclusive, and positively the main prolific of historians of historic Judaism, the writer of a number of average remedies and the founding father of the ecu Seminar on historic method. He has endured to set the bar for Hebrew Bible scholarship.In this assortment a few thirty of his exotic colleagues and acquaintances provide their reflections at the perform and concept of historical past writing, at the present controversies and themes of significant curiosity. This assortment offers a chance for students of excessive quality to contemplate groundbreaking rules in mild of Grabbe's scholarship and impact. This festschrift deals the reader a different quantity of essays to discover and look at the far-reaching impression of Grabbe at the box of bible study as a complete.