Item description for 1 Samuel (Berit Olam Series) by David Jobling, Chris Franke & Jerome T. Walsh...
Overview David Jobling examines 1 Samuel as a historical document in a double sense: (1) as a document origianting from ancient Israel and (2) as a telling of the past. Organizing the text through the interlocking themes of class, race, and gender, Jobling asks how this historical-and canonical-story relates to a modern world in which these continue to be of crucial importance. He follows a structuralist tradition which finds meaning more in the text's large-scale mythic patterns than in close reading of particular passages, to biblical narrative in general.
1 Samuel is a national autobiography of the Hebrew people. David Jobling reads 1 Samuel as a story that is complete in itself, although it is part of a much larger narrative. He examines it as a historical document in a double sense: (1) as a document originating from ancient Israel and (2) as a telling of the past. Organizing the text through the three interlocking themes of class, race, and gender, Jobling asks how this historical - and canonical - story relates to a modern world in which these themes continue to be of crucial importance.
While drawing on the resources of biblical narratology," Jobling deviates from mainstream methodology. He adopts a "critical narratology" informed by such cultural practices as feminism and psychoanalysis. He follows a structuralist tradition which finds meaning more in the text's large-scale mythic patterns than in close reading of particular passages, and seeks methods specific to 1 Samuel rather than ones applicable to biblical narrative in general.
"David Jobling, PhD, is a professor of Old Testament language and literature at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon. He is a co-chair of the Ideological Criticism section of the Society of Biblical Literature and a member of The Bible and Culture Collective.""
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.31" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2000
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series Berit Olam
ISBN 0814650473 ISBN13 9780814650479
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More About David Jobling, Chris Franke & Jerome T. Walsh
Jobling was educated in his native England and in the United States (B.A., M.A., Cambridge University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary). He taught at American seminaries before moving to similar work in Canada.
David Jobling has published or released items in the following series...
Berit Olam (The Everlasting Covenant): Studies In Hebrew Narrati