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Bibil Identifier bibil:226221
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Sex, Wives, and Warriors
Title (English, Long) Reading Old Testament Narrative with its Ancient Audience
Author Esler, Philip F.
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 91194
Place 221.08
Publishing house James Clarke & Co
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0 227-67991-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
408 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Notes Publié également par Cascade Books, Eugene OR

Certains chapitres on déjà été publiés de 1998 à 2001 sous la forme d'articles indépendants

"The Role of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1.1-2.21: Understanding a Biblical Narrative in Its Ancient Context." in Kontexte des Schrift. Band II: Kultur, Politik, Religion, Sprache. Festschrift für Wolfgang Stegemann, edited by Christian Strecker, 15-36. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 2005.

"The Madness of Saul: A Cultural Reading of 1 Samuel 8-31". In Biblical Studies/Cultural Studies. The Third Sheffield Colloquium, edited by Cheryl J. Exum and Stephen D. Moore, 220-62. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998. Continuum.

"'By the Hand of a Woman': Culture Story and Theology in the Book of Judith". In Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bibel: Essays by the Context Group in Honor of Bruce J. Malina, edited by in John J. Pilch, 64-101. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

"2 Samuel-David and the Ammonite War: A Narrative and Social-Scientific Study of 2 Samuel 10-12". In Ancient Israel: The Old Testament in Its Social Context, edited by Philip F. Esler, 191-207. Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2006.
Abstract In Sex, Wives, and Warriors, our understanding of Old Testament narrative is expanded though Phillip Francis Esler's application of an intercultural reading of the texts, focusing on the question: "What would ancient readers have understood from these stories?" This approach reveals previously undiscovered levels of meaning in the Old Testament which readers all too often fail to place in its original cultural and historical context.

Esler draws on a wide range of disciplines, and in particular brings the techniques and insights of the social sciences to bear in his analysis. Not only is this reading contextualised and its significance for the Ancient Israelites explored, but Esler utilises scholarship on myth structure and Jungian archetypes to further clarify this original understanding.

This is a book ideal for anyone wishing a closer engagement with the biblical texts. Esler makes the narratives resonate with pivotal stories from the Christian and Jewish tradition and in doing so inspires us with their imaginative and literary power and enhances our capacity for intercultural understanding. (Editor's Abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Narrative
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Judith
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : War
Pericopes Genesis 38
1 Samuel 1-2
1 Samuel 8-31
1 Samuel 17,1-18,5
1 Samuel 19,1-31,13
2 Samuel 1,1-5,5
2 Samuel 10-12
2 Samuel 13
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