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Bibil Identifier bibil:201788
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible
Author Schipper, Jeremy
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 52211
Place 221.013
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-521-76462-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
168 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible examines the intimate relationship between parables and conflict in the Hebrew Bible. Challenging the scholarly consensus, Jeremy Schipper argues that parables do not function as appeals to change their audience’s behavior. Nor do they serve to diffuse tensions in regards to the various conflicts in which their audiences are involved. Rather, the parables function to help create, intensify, and justify judgments and hostile actions against their audiences. In order to examine how the parables accomplish these functions, this book pays particular attention to issues of genre and recent developments in genre theory, shifting the central issues in the interpretation of Hebrew Bible parables. --- • Fills a significant gap in parable scholarship by proposing a fresh theory regarding parables’ function in the Hebrew Bible • Provides an overview of Hebrew Bible parables through close readings of all parables appearing within the Hebrew Bible’s prose sections in conversation with selected parables appearing in its prophetic sections • Advances the study of genre in relation to parable scholarship --- Contents: 1. Breaking down parables: introductory issues; 2. Devouring parables: Jotham's parabolic curse in Judges 9; 3. Over-allegorizing and other Davidic misinterpretations in 2 Samuel 11-12; 4. Changing face and saving face: parabolic petitions in 2 Samuel 14; 5. Grasping the conflict: Ahab's negotiation of conflicts and parables in 1 Kings 20; 6. Intellectual weapons: the parable's function in 2 Kings 14 and 2 Chronicles 25; 7. Conclusions and implications for the study of Hebrew Bible parables.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Parable
Pericopes Judges 9
2 Samuel 11-12
2 Samuel 14
1 Kings 20
2 Chronicles 25
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