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Resolviendo : narratives of survival in the Hebrew Bible and in Cuba today

Author: Cristina García-Alfonso
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Studies in biblical literature, v. 132.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Rahab ("Joshua 2") has traditionally been interpreted as the account of a foreign woman and prostitute who changes the course of her life when she converts to Yahweh. In this book, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Garcia-Alfonso, Cristina.
Resolviendo : Narratives of Survival in the Hebrew Bible and in Cuba Today.
New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., ©2011
Named Person: Jephthah, (Biblical judge); Jephthah's daughter, (Biblical figure); Rahab, (Biblical figure); Jael, (Biblical figure); Jephthah, (Biblical judge).; Jephthah's daughter, (Biblical figure).; Rahab, (Biblical figure).; Jael, (Biblical figure).; Jael, (Biblical figure); Jephthah, (Biblical judge); Jephthah's daughter, (Biblical figure); Rahab, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina García-Alfonso
ISBN: 9781453901021 1453901027 143310704X 9781433107047
OCLC Number: 774287308
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 119 p.)
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; EDITOR'S PREFACE IX; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XI; INTRODUCTION 1; CHAPTER ONE RESOLVIENDO AS A REALITY AND AHERMENEUTICAL LENS 5; Key Features of Resolviendo 8; Limit or Boundary Situation 8; Preserving Life at Any Cost 9; Awareness of Present Reality 10; Openness to Face a Limit Situation 11; Sadness and Suffering as Part of Resolviendo 11; Taking Small Steps to Survive Today 12; Women and Men Resolviendo 13; Prostitution or "Selling the Body" for Survival 15; Women and Children's Survival 17; Humor as a Way of Survival 19; CHAPTER TWO TRAVELING TO AND IN THE TEXT 23. Methodological Approaches 23Traveling in the Text 27; Men and Women in the Hebrew Bible 27; Status of Men and Women in Ancient Israel 32; The Israelite Family 34; Women's Realities in Pre-Monarchic and Monarchy Times 36; CHAPTER THREE JOSHUA 2:1-23: THE STORY OF RAHAB 39; Traveling in the Text 39; Traditional Reading of the Rahab's Story 39; Prostitution in Ancient Israel 41; Zônâh in the Hebrew Bible and in the Rahab Story 43; Understanding the Characters' World: Gender and Social Status 46; Joshua, the King, the King's Messengers, and God 46; The Spies 47; Rahab 49. Understanding Survival through Narrative Criticism 52Plot 52; Narrator 53; Time 55; Space 57; Traveling from the Text 60; Rahab and Resolver: The Struggle for Life 60; CHAPTER FOUR JUDGES 4:1-23: THE STORY OF JAEL 63; Traveling in the Text 63; Traditional Reading of the Jael's Story 63; Understanding the Characters' World: Gender and Social Status 66; King Jabin, Barak, and Heber 66; Sisera 67; Jael 68; Understanding Survival through Narrative Criticism 76; Plot 76; Narrator 76; Time 78; Internal Time or Narrated Time 79; Space 80; Traveling from the Text 82. Jael and Resolver: The Struggle for Life 82CHAPTER FIVE JUDGES 10:6-12:7: THE STORY OF JEPHTHAHAND HIS DAUGHTER 87; Traveling in the Text 87; Traditional Reading of the Jephthah's Story 87; Understanding the Characters' World: Gender and Social Status in the Hebrew Bible 90; Jephthah 92; Jephthah's Vow 94; Jephthah's Daughter 95; Understanding Survival through Narrative Criticism 100; Plot 100; Narrator 101; Time 102; Space 104; Traveling from the Text 105; Jephthah and His Daughter's Resolver 105; Conclusions 108; BIBLIOGRAPHY 113.
Series Title: Studies in biblical literature, v. 132.
Responsibility: Cristina García-Alfonso.
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This volume constitutes a highly creative and sophisticated exercise in cultural analysis of the Bible. Cristina Garcia-Alfonso brings together, through the theme of 'resolviendo' or making do, the Read more...

 
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