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Bibil Identifier bibil:214733
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Ethics of Reading and the Quest for the Audience in the Book of Chronicles
Author Snyman, Gerrie
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 23, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 804-821 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Tliis article will illustrate the validity of Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's SBL Presidential address of 1987 on the topic of the ethics of interpretation, namely doing justice to the text in its historical originating context by inquiring, inter alia into the author's responsibility towards his audience. Firstly, Schüssler Fiorenza's ideas on the socio-political location of the reader will be stated, after which that specific location for Chronicles will be explored in terms of the power in the Persian Empire as well as a look at the Persian Empire through modern imperial eyes. The article will conclude with a few remarks on the identity of the author and audience.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Chronicles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period
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