Subversive Sequels in the Bible

Subversive Sequels in the Bible

How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other

Book - 2009
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Judy Klitsner pairs biblical stories to show how a later text will often comment on, or even subvert, an earlier one. The author draws on her fluent command of Hebrew commentary and her broad reading of ancient and modern exegesis, and creates a rare dialogue between feminist and traditional Bible commentary. Using the method of parshanut (interpretation) and her own unique approach to biblical texts, Klitsner draws bold, surprising parallels between biblical passages, revealing previously unexcavated layers of meaning. The result is a series of fresh and original readings of familiar narratives, accessible to both novice and experienced readers of the Bible. With her fresh, original readings of familiar narratives, Klitsner illustrates the dynamic nature of biblical attitudes regarding issues of ongoing relevance, such as the self, gender relations, and relations between Jews and non-Jews.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780827608887
0827608888
Branch Call Number: 222.009 Bib
Characteristics: xxxii, 196 pages ; 24 cm

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