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Melville's Bibles

Author: Ilana Pardes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many writers in antebellum America sought to reinvent the Bible, but no one, Ilana Pardes argues, was as insistent as Melville on redefining biblical exegesis while doing so. In "Moby-Dick," he not only ventured to fashion a grand new inverted Bible in which biblical rebels and outcasts assume center stage, but also aspired to comment on every imaginable mode of biblical interpretation, calling for a radical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pardes, Ilana.
Melville's Bibles.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007014870
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Pardes
ISBN: 0520941527 9780520941526 1281385719 9781281385710
OCLC Number: 347284789
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Playing with Leviathan: Job and the aesthetic turn in biblical exegesis --
"Jonah historically regarded": improvisations on Kitto's Cyclopedia of biblical literature --
"Call me Ishmael": the BIble and the Orient --
Ahab, idolatry, and the question of possession: biblical politics --
Rachel's inconsolable cry: the rise of women's BIbles --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Ilana Pardes.
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Traces Herman Melville's response to an array of nineteenth-century writings that includes literary scriptures, biblical scholarship, Holy Land travel narratives, political sermons, and women's  Read more...

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"Each of the book's five chapters is deftly written and certainly demonstrates Pardes' proficiency in the fields of literary criticism and biblical exegesis." * Missiology * "Well argued and well Read more...

 
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