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First Person : Essays in Biblical Autobiography - Philip R. Davies

First Person

Essays in Biblical Autobiography

By: Philip R. Davies (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9781841273204
Number Of Pages: 168

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Hebrew Biblical narratives are notoriously sparing in their portrayal of character, leaving much to the reader. Here a number of 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 biblical narratives from the narrator to one of the characters, 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, and the biblical characters include Rahab, Isaiah, Gomer, Eve, Delilah, Joseph, Jeremiah and Haman.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 8
List of Contributorsp. 9
Introduction: Autobiography as Exegesisp. 11
Letters to the Editor of Genesisp. 25
Wide Gaps, Narrow Escapes: I am Known as Rahab, the Broadp. 47
I, Delilah: A Victim of Interpretationp. 59
Jezebelp. 77
Ghostwriting Isaiahp. 93
Gomer's Revengep. 115
Hosea and Gomer Visit the Marriage Counsellorp. 119
Haman the Victimp. 137
Bibliographyp. 155
Index of Referencesp. 164
Index of Authorsp. 167
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ISBN: 9781841273204
ISBN-10: 1841273201
Series: Biblical Seminar S.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1