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The city in the Hebrew Bible : critical, literary and exegetical approaches

Author: J K Aitken; Hilary Marlow
Publisher: London, UK ;New York, New York, USA : T&T Clark, 2018 ©2018
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible, 672; T&T Clark library of biblical studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays explore the idea of the city in the Hebrew Bible by means of thematic and textual studies. The essays are united by their portrayal of how the city is envisaged in the Hebrew Bible and how the city shapes the writing of the literature considered. In its conceptual framework the volume draws upon a number of other disciplines, including literary studies, urban geography and psycho-linguistics, to present  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J K Aitken; Hilary Marlow
ISBN: 0567678903 9780567678904
OCLC Number: 1198431967
Description: xii, 248 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Reflections on the meaning(s) of [ ] in the Hebrew Bible / Alison R. Gray --
The biblical metropolis / Hugh S. Pyper --
Mapping narrative complexity: textual geography, literary studies and the city in the Hebrew Bible / Bradford A. Anderson --
'A land with fine large cities': mapping the landscapes of Deuteronomy / Hilary F. Marlow --
City as labyrinth: the Song of Songs and the urban uncanny / Christopher Meredith --
Wasteland and pastoral idyll as images of the biblical city / Mary Mills --
Urban planning according to Ezekiel: the shape of the restored Jerusalem / Deborah W. Rooke --
City parody as a literary trope in biblical texts / Carla Sulzbach --
Contested eponymy: Cain, Enoch, and the cities of Genesis 1-11 / R. P. Gordon --
'Therefore we will not fear'?: the Psalms of Zion in psychological perspective / Rebecca S. Watson --
Among the ruins of a walled city: reflections on war and peace in Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 / Stephen J. Bennett
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible, 672; T&T Clark library of biblical studies
Responsibility: edited by James K. Aitken and Hilary F. Marlow

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These essays explore the idea of the city in the Hebrew Bible by means of thematic and textual studies. The essays are united by their portrayal of how the city is envisaged in the Hebrew Bible and how the city shapes the writing of the literature considered. In its conceptual framework the volume draws upon a number of other disciplines, including literary studies, urban geography and psycho-linguistics, to present chapters that stimulate further discussion on the role of urbanism in the biblical text. The introduction examines how cities can be conceived and portrayed, before surveying recent studies on the city and the Hebrew Bible. Chapters then address such issues as the use of the Hebrew term for 'city', the rhythm of the city throughout the biblical text, as well as reflections on textual geography and the work of urban theorists in relation to the Song of Songs. Issues both ancient and modern, historical and literary, are addressed in this fascinating collection, which provides readers with a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary view of the city in the Hebrew Bible. -- ‡c From publisher's description

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The volume makes a special and significant contribution to the ongoing scholarly efforts to focus on the theme of the city and observe how that focus illuminates the broader interpretation of Read more...

 
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