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Bibil Identifier bibil:246009
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Reading Genesis
Title (English, ) Beginnings
Title (English, Abbreviation) Reading Genesis
Editor Kissileff, Beth
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 38401
Place 222.1.08
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-56725-126-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
288 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract Deuteronomy 32:47 says the Pentateuch should not be 'an empty matter.' This new anthology from Beth Kissileff fills Genesis with meaning, gathering intellectuals and thinkers who use their professional knowledge to illuminate the Biblical text. These writers use insights from psychology, law, political science, literature, and other scholarly fields, to create an original constellation of modern Biblical readings, and receptions of Genesis: A scientist of appetite on Eve's eating behavior; law professors on contracts in Genesis, and on collective punishment; an anthropologist on the nature of human strife in the Cain and Abel story; political scientists on the nature of Biblical games, Abraham's resistance, and collective action.
The highly distinguished contributors include Alan Dershowitz and Ruth Westheimer, the novelists Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and Dara Horn, critics Ilan Stavans and Sander Gilman, historian Russell Jacoby, poets Alicia Suskin Ostriker and Jacqueline Osherow, and food writer Joan Nathan.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Genesis
Last modification 2017-11-15