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Bibil Identifier bibil:236378
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Gibeonite Exception
Author Rosenberg, Gil
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 10, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 68-83 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article I read the narrative of the Gibeonites' deception in Joshua 9 with the help of Giorgio Agamben's logic of sovereignty and the work of other contemporary political theorists. I argue that the Gibeonites are simultaneously included and excluded from political life, and as such they exemplify the paradox of sovereignty which Agamben describes. However, they also exhibit the complexities of sovereignty that are highlighted by one of Agamben's critics, William Connolly. My paper can be read as a literary interpretation of Joshua 9 or as a test case or exemplar for the political theories with which I engage.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gibeonites
Pericopes Joshua 9
Deuteronomy 20
Deuteronomy 29
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