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World Of Genesis : Persons, Places, - ;Clines, Davies

World Of Genesis

Persons, Places,

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781850758754
Number Of Pages: 188

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Although it opens with an argument that the earth, and not humanity, is the real subject of Genesis 1-11, this collection of essays focuses first on female personalities in Genesis (Eve, Hagar, Rebeccah, Tamar and the four tribal matriarchs), then on male characters (Abraham, Ishmael, Pharaoh). The treatment ranges from historical-critical analysis, through discourse analysis and narrative, ideological and psychological analyses, to postmodern autobiographical exegesis. Among the many delights of this selection are the mingling of traditional and contemporary perspectives, especially the interplay of gender at the level of the biblical text and of the modern author-and perhaps also of the modern reader of this fascinating assortment of studies on tales of human ancestry.

Genesis and the Gendered Worldp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 16
List of Contributorsp. 19
The Whole Earth
Facing the Earth: Primaeval History in a New Perspectivep. 22
The Women's Story
Postmodernizing Eve and Adam (Can I have my Apricot as well as Eating it?)p. 50
Hagar: A Woman with an Attitudep. 60
The Woman of their Dreams: The Image of Rebekah in Genesis 24p. 90
Genesis 38: Structure and Literary Designp. 102
The Matriarchal Groupings of the Tribal Eponyms: A Reappraisalp. 121
The Men's Story
A Crux and a Taunt: Night-time then Sunset in Genesis 15p. 128
Parataxis, Rhetorical Structure, and the Dialogue over Sodom in Genesis 18p. 136
The Place of Ishmaelp. 146
The Determination of Pharaoh: His Characterization in the Joseph Story (Genesis 37-50)p. 150
Index of Referencesp. 172
Index of Authorsp. 177
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ISBN: 9781850758754
ISBN-10: 1850758751
Series: JSOT Supplement (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1