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Genesis Procreation and the Politics of Identity

Genesis: Procreation and the Politics of Identity

1st Edition

By Mark G. Brett
September 20, 2000

Combining insights from social and literary theory as well as traditional historical studies, Mark Brett argues that the first book of the Bible can be read as resistance literature.Placing the theological text firmly within its socio-political context, he shows that the editors of Genesis were ...

The Book of Judges

The Book of Judges

1st Edition

By Marc Zvi Brettler
October 12, 2001

The Book of Judges has typically been treated either as a historical account of the conquest of Israel and the rise of the monarch, or as an ancient Israelite work of literary fiction. In this new approach, Brettler contends that Judges is essentially a political tract, which argues for the ...

Psalms

Psalms

1st Edition

By Alastair G. Hunter
September 10, 1999

Psalms examines the nature of the Psalms as a text in English, dealing specifically with the problem of translation and various aspects of the 'techniques' on reading, with relation to traditional approaches within Biblical studies and contemporary literary theory. Alastair Hunter also outlines a ...

Ezra-Nehemiah

Ezra-Nehemiah

1st Edition

By Lester L. Grabbe
August 13, 1998

In this provocative study, Lester Grabbe presents a unique approach to Ezra-Nehemiah with the combination of a literary and historical approach. Lester Grabbe challenges commonly held assumptions about Joshua and Zerubbabel, the initial resettlement of land after the exile, the figure of Ezra and ...

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