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Circumscribing The Prostitute : The Rhetoric of Intertextuality, Metaphor and Gender in Jeremiah 3.1-4.4 - Shields Mary

Circumscribing The Prostitute

The Rhetoric of Intertextuality, Metaphor and Gender in Jeremiah 3.1-4.4

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780826469991
Number Of Pages: 200

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In Jeremiah 3.1-4.4, the prophet employs the image of Israel as God's unfaithful wife, who acts like a prostitute. The entire passage is a rich and complex rhetorical tapestry designed to convince the people of Israel of the error of their political and religious ways, and of the need for them to change before it is too late. As well as metaphor and gender, another important thread in this tapestry is intertextuality, within which the historical, political and social contexts of both author and reader enter into dialogue and produce different interpretations. But, as Shield shows in her final chapter, it is ultimately the rhetoric of gender that actually constructs the text, providing the frame, warp and woof of the entire tapestry, and thus functioning as the prophet's primary means of persuasion. This is volume 387 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.

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'Surely as a faithless wife leaves her husband, so you have been faithless to me, O house of Israel, says the Lord.'

Intertextuality as allusion : a first reading of Jeremiah 3.1-5p. 21
Gender construction and intertextuality of culture : a second reading of Jeremiah 3.1-5p. 51
Jeremiah 3.6-11 : a narrative interpretation of Jeremiah 3.1-5p. 71
Jeremiah 3.12-13 : the impossible made possiblep. 92
Jeremiah 3.14-18 : a model for the futurep. 100
Jeremiah 3.19-20 : set among the sons : Israel as faithless daughterp. 115
Jeremiah 3.21-25 : a liturgy of repentancep. 124
Jeremiah 4.1-4 : the requirements for returnp. 136
New sights from an old seer : rhetorical strategies and Jeremiah 3.1-4.4p. 161
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ISBN: 9780826469991
ISBN-10: 082646999X
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1