By Jason P. Rosenblatt, Joseph C. Sitterson Jr.

ISBN-10: 0253206782

ISBN-13: 9780253206787

ISBN-10: 0585148619

ISBN-13: 9780585148618

"... no longer in Heaven is effective, not just to expert Bible students yet to all who love the publication of books. If there are seventy faces to the Torah, because the midrash claims, this publication illuminates a number of more."?  -- Conservative Judaism"A stimulating collection."?  -- Literature and Theology"In brief, this selection of essays bargains a number of literary responses to the issues of biblical exegesis, and contributes absolutely to the discussion among the 2 disciplines. No student drawn to the Bible as literature can find the money for to disregard it." -- CitharaDistinguished literary critics and biblical students remove darkness from texts from the production bills of Genesis to the parables of Mark, addressing questions similar to the interpretive tensions in the textual content and relationships among literature and ideology.The participants are Robert modify, Adele Berlin, John Drury, Bernard M. Levinson, William T. McBride, James C. Nohrnberg, James A. Sanders, Regina Schwartz, Meir Sternberg, and Phyllis Trible.

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It also goes with a shift in the terms whereby the narrative refers to the addressed assembly. Instead of the bald proper noun "the Hittites" comes now the expanded "the people of the land, the Hittites," whose redundancy underlines afresh the inequality in status between the speaker below and the audience on top. " Same meaning, same relation in the world, same position and priority in the discourse, only in a different medium. The hierarchy exists, < previous page page_36 If you like this book, buy it!

It is extremely revealing that this descent in the seemliness of the speaker's intentions has a parallel in the three biblical senses of the "Hear us, my lord" demanded of the listener: "hear" as a call for attention, for obedience, for understanding. '' 5 Again, the three motives provide an orderly line of retreat: if pressed to the limits of decorum, the Hittites can always fall back on political constraint"Sorry, but. "and then, if favorably impressed, they may abandon the status quo for a quid pro quo.

At the same time, consistency signals a determination to have one's own way in establishing a frame of reference for the bargaining. Anything other than "a holding," on whatever terms, is out of the question. Naturally, Abraham speaks as though such common ground already unites the partiesexcept for Ephron maybeyet he knows that it does not. '' Here, indeed, variation joins forces with repetition to novel and striking effect. The most creative explorer of this device in literary history, the Bible shows how widely replay in dialogue may differ from self-replay; how, in short, the same form of indirection may work to opposed ends, depending on the speaker's voice and interests.

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