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Bibil Identifier bibil:224758
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Interpreting the Bible through the Visual Arts
Author O'Kane, Martin
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 1, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 388-409 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article considers the visual dimensions associated with biblical interpretation. It begins by accentuating the role of the artist as an active reader of the Bible and not merely as an illustrator of biblical scenes and highlights the approach of H.-G. Gadamer in appreciating the part played by the viewer, as well as the artist, in the visual hermeneutical process. The methodological considerations of Gadamer are then illustrated with reference to a range of visual interpretations of the biblical story of the deception of Isaac and the blessing of Jacob (Genesis 27), one of the most psychologically charged episodes in the entire Hebrew Bible.
DOI 10.1628/219222712804556581
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Gadamer, Hans-Georg
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Art
Pericopes Genesis 27
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