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Bibil Identifier bibil:224821
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Boundaries without Judah, Boundaries within Judah: Hybridity and Identity in Nahum
Author Timmer, Daniel C.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 34, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 173-189 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the use of boundaries and the related phenomenon of hybridity in the book of Nahum through a variety of postcolonial optics. Moving beyond the essentialist/interactivist dichotomy, it explores the various kinds of difference between Judah and Neo-Assyria that Nahum articulates, their reuse as a means of critiquing Assyria, and the intriguing similarity between Judah and all nations but Assyria. The article also suggests that an inner-Judahite distinction coexists alongside the book’s response to empire, and that Nahum’s stereotypes are crucial to its varied uses of hybridity.
DOI 10.1163/18712207-12341243
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Nahum
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : History and Civilization : 1st millennium : Dominion of the New Assyrian Empire
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