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Bibil Identifier bibil:207925
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Three Sides of a Coin
Title (English, ) In Conversation with Ben Zvi and Nogalski, Two Sides of a Coin
Author Landy, Francis
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 10, Issue: 11)
Undefined link Three Sides of a Coin: In Conversation with Ben Zvi and Nogalski, Two sides of a Coin
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-21 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Réponse à
Abstract This is a response to E. Ben Zvi and J. D. Nogalski, Two Sides of a Coin: Juxtaposing Views on Interpreting the Book of the Twelve/The Twelve Prophetic Books (Gorgias Press, 2009). Nogalski is a major proponent of the thesis that the Twelve Minor Prophets are a redactional unity, while Ben Zvi is its most forthright sceptic. After summarizing the views of both scholars, the author introduces some considerations from his perspective as a literary critic. In particular, he contends that: i) the question of literary unity is an extremely fraught one; ii)arguments for the unity of the Twelve tend to ignore contrast; and iii) the hypothesis that the Twelve were redacted as a book raises acutely not only the methodological difference between redaction-critical and reader-oriented approaches, but also the question of whether prophets were poets, characterized by literary daring. The article concludes with reflections on models of reading in antiquity, and the opposition between metanarratives and marginality.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets
Genres Review Article
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