Item description for Competing for Honor: A Social-scientific Reading of Daniel 1-6 (Bible Interpretation) (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Shane Kirkpatrick...
Using social-scientific criticism, this work presents a reading of Daniel 1-6 as literature of resistance. The characters and episodes of these tales are read against a backdrop of social competition for the cultural value of honor.
Each of the tales of Daniel 1-6 is analyzed, revealing a comparison that is sustained throughout the compilation and that pits the Judean tradition in competition with a dominant foreign tradition. The dynamics of comparison and competition are explored in each tale with the help of social-scientific models depicting honor and exploring the related dynamics of purity, patronage, virtue, limited good, and envy.
This work is particularly useful for scholars and students interested in social-scientific criticism and the value of that methodology for Hebrew Bible study, as well as for those interested in Daniel, honor and shame, ancient rhetoric, and cultural resistance in the postexilic period.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
ISBN 9004144870 ISBN13 9789004144873