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Bibil Identifier bibil:247788
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Just Deceivers
Title (English, ) An Exploration of the Motif of Deception in the Books of Samuel
Author Newkirk, Matthew
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 44513
Place 223.41.08
Publishing house James Clarke & Co
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-227-17550-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
244 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Does the Bible allow us to deceive? Is it ever right to lie? These are perennial questions that have been discussed and debated by theologians for centuries with little consensus. Entering this conversation, Just Deceivers provides a fresh analysis of this important topic through a comprehensive examination of the motif of deception in the books of Samuel. While many studies have explored deception in other Old Testament texts--especially the patriarchal narratives of Genesis--and a few articles have initiated examination of this motif in Samuel, Just Deceivers builds upon this groundwork and offers an exhaustive treatment of this theme in this important portion of the Hebrew Bible. Newkirk takes the reader through the books of Samuel, investigating every occurrence of deception in the narrative, exploring how the author depicts these various acts of deception, and then synthesizing the results to offer an exegetically based theology of deception. In so doing, this study both challenges commonly held views concerning the Bible's stance on falsehood and illustrates the importance of attending to the sophisticated literary character of biblical narrative.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Lie
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