Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther

This collection of essays considers the Book of Esther from a literary and sociological perspective. In part one, Else Holt outlines the main questions of historical-critical research in the Book of Esther.

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Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Else K. Holt
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This collection of essays considers the Book of Esther from a literary and sociological perspective. In part one, Else Holt outlines the main questions of historical-critical research in the Book of Esther. She also discusses the theological meaning of a biblical book without God, and examines how the book was
Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Carolyn J. Sharp
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-23 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts
Ruth, Esther
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Marion Ann Taylor
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-08 - Publisher: Zondervan Academic

A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's
Construction of Gender and Identity in Genesis
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Karalina Matskevich
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Karalina Matskevich examines the structures that map out the construction of gendered and national identities in Genesis 2–3 and 12–36. Matskevich shows how the dominant 'Subject' – the androcentric ha'adam and the ethnocentric Israel – is perceived in relation to and over against the 'Other', represented respectively as female and
The Bible, Gender, and Sexuality: Critical Readings
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Lynn R. Huber, Rhiannon Graybill
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This volume collects both classic and cutting-edge readings related to gender, sex, sexuality, and the Bible. Engaging the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and surrounding texts and worlds, Rhiannon Graybill and Lynn R. Huber have amassed a selection of essays that reflects a wide range of perspectives and approaches towards gender