In this volume scholarly voices from diverse contexts and social locations are gathered together to bring new or unfamiliar facets of biblical texts to light, focusing on issues of intertextuality. Samuel, Kings and Chronicles I sheds light from new perspectives on themes in these so-called historical books including Asian American and Chinese readings, issues of land, genealogy and maleness. The authors challenge us to consider how we deal with cultural distances between ourselves and these ancient writings - and between one another in the contemporary world.
These goal of these essays is de-centre the often homogeneous first-world orientation of much biblical scholarship and open to up new possibilities for discovery of meaning and method.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
This latest contribution to an established series continues to be attentive both to the contexts of biblical texts and to the contexts of biblical interpreters. * Journal for the Study of the Old Testament *
An exciting collection of thoughtful, cutting-edge scholarship ... For the academically-minded minister, it presents a stimulating collection of decentred readings of familiar passages. * Regent's Reviews *
All the essays are interesting and several quite arresting. * The Expository Times *