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Image, the Depths and the Surface : Multivalent Approaches to Biblical Study -  Gillingham

Image, the Depths and the Surface

Multivalent Approaches to Biblical Study

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Published: 1st September 2002
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The purpose of this book is to illustrate that reading is a subjective process which results in multivalent interpretations. This is the case whether one looks at a text in its historical contexts (the diachronic approach) or its literary contexts (the synchronic approach). Three representative biblical texts are chosen: from the Law (Genesis 2-3), the Writings (Isaiah 23) and the Prophets (Amos 5), and each is read first by way of historical analysis and then by literary analysis. Each text provides a number of variant interpretations and raises the question, is any one interpretation superior? What criteria do we use to measure this? Or is there value in the complementary nature of many approaches and many results?

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
In and Out of the Garden: Multivalent Readings in Genesis 2-3p. 10
Historical Readings of the Garden of Eden Storyp. 13
Literary Approaches to the Garden of Eden Storyp. 31
Some Final Observationsp. 43
In and Out of the Sheepfold: Multivalent Readings in Psalm 23p. 45
A Psalm of Davidp. 45
Historical Readings of Psalm 23 through the Shepherd Motifp. 46
Literary Approaches to Psalm 23 through the Shepherd Motifp. 62
Some Final Observationsp. 77
In and Out of the Lawcourts: Multivalent Readings in Amosp. 79
Historical Readings of Amos 5.18-27: Where is 'Justice and Righteousness' to be Found?p. 82
Some Final Observationsp. 120
Conclusionp. 122
Bibliographyp. 128
Index of Referencesp. 138
Index of Authorsp. 145
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ISBN: 9781841272979
ISBN-10: 1841272973
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st September 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1