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Hidden Polemics in Biblical Narrative (Biblical Interpretation Series) [Hardcover]

By Yaira Amit & Jonathan Chipman (Translator)
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In current usage polemics is broadly defined as the practice of rhetorical persuasion or as the rhetorical presentation of an argument in dispute. The phenomenon of polemics is found throughout the whole corpus of biblical literature. In most instances the polemics is direct, but sometimes indirect, and occasionally it appears to be deliberately covert. This book is primarily concerned with exploring the phenomenon of covert polemics. Dealing first with considerations of method, definition and characterization, the study moves on to the analysis of a number of narrative texts and the uncovering of their covert polemical content. Polemics of this type is a feature of biblical writing on a range of central issues, and can be instructively isolated in texts relating to cultic locations (Beth El, Jerusalem), questions of leadership (the houses of Saul and David), community boundaries (the Samaritans) and other problems of legitimation.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   286
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1998
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004101535  
ISBN13  9789004101531  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Yairah Amit, Ph.D. (1985) in Biblical Studies and Literature, Tel Aviv University, is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University, where she was head of department (1992-1996). She has published widely on biblical narrative, historiography and ideology.

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