The Image, the Depths and the Surface: Multivalent Approaches to Biblical Study - Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S. v.354 (Hardback)Susan Gillingham (author)
Hardback 162 Pages / Published: 01/09/2002
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The purpose of this book is to illustrate that reading is a subjective process which results in multivalent interpretations. This is the case whether one looks at a text in its historical contexts (the diachronic approach) or its literary contexts (the synchronic approach). Three representative texts are chosen from the Law (Genesis 2-3), the Writings (Isaiah 23) and the Prophets (Amos 5), and each is read first by way of historical analysis and then by literary analysis. Each text provides a number of variant interpretations and raises the question--is any one interpretation superior? What criteria do we use to measure this? Or is there value in the complementary nature of many approaches and many results?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11 mm
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