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Bibil Identifier bibil:239456
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Love of David and Jonathan
Title (English, ) Ideology, Text, Reception
Author Harding, James E.
Series BibleWorld
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 22033
Place 221.08
Publishing house Equinox
Place Sheffield / Oakville
ISBN 978-1-84553-675-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
450 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Were David and Jonathan 'gay' lovers? This very modern question lies behind the recent explosion of studies of the David and Jonathan narrative. Interpreters differ in their assessment of whether 1 and 2 Samuel offer a positive portrayal of a homosexual relationship. Beneath the conflict of interpretations lies an ambiguous biblical text which has drawn generations of readers - from the redactors of the Hebrew text and the early translators to modern biblical scholars - to the task of resolving its possible meanings. What has not yet been fully explored is the place of David and Jonathan in the evolution of modern, Western understandings of same-sex relationships, in particular how the story of their relationship was read alongside classical narratives, such as those of Achilles and Patroclus, or Orestes and Pylades. The Love of David and Jonathan explores this context in detail to argue that the story of David and Jonathan was part of the process by which the modern idea of homosexuality itself emerged.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : History of Reception (Wirkungsgeschichte)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
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