World of Genesis : Persons, Places, Perspectives
By: Davies, Philip R.
Contributor(s): Clines, David J. A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies: Publisher: London : Continuum International Publishing, 1998Description: 1 online resource (187 p.).ISBN: 9780567464491.Subject(s): Women in the BibleGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: World of Genesis : Persons, Places, PerspectivesDDC classification: 222.1109 | 222/.1106 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface: Genesis and the Gendered World; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Part I: THE WHOLE EARTH; Facing the Earth: Primaeval History in a New Perspective; Part II: THE WOMEN''S STORY; Postmodernizing Eve and Adam (Can I have my Apricot as well as Eating it?); Hagar: A Woman with an Attitude; The Woman of their Dreams: The Image of Rebekah in Genesis 24; Genesis 38: Structure and Literary Design; The Matriarchal Groupings of the Tribal Eponyms: A Reappraisal; Part III: THE MEN''S STORY; A Crux and a Taunt: Night-time then Sunset in Genesis 15
Parataxis, Rhetorical Structure, and the Dialogue over Sodom in Genesis 18The Place of Ishmael; The Determination of Pharaoh: His Characterization in the Joseph Story (Genesis 37-50); Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W
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.
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