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    DescriptionHuman bodily existence is at the core of the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures - from birth to death. From God's creation of Adam out of clay, to the narratives of priests and kings whose regulations governed bodily practices, the Hebrew Bible focuses on the human body. Moreover, ancient Israel's understanding of the human body has greatly influenced both Judaism and Christianity. Despite this pervasive influence, ancient Israel's view of the human body has rarely been studied and, until now, has been poorly understood. In this beautifully written book, Jon L. Berquist guides the reader through the Hebrew Bible, examining ancient Israel's ideas of the body, the unstable roles of gender, the deployment of sexuality, and the cultural practices of the time. Conducting his analysis with reference to contemporary theories of the body, power, and social control, Berquist offers not only a description and clarification of ancient Israelite views of the body, but also an analysis of how these views belong to the complex logic of ancient social meanings. When this logic is understood, the familiar Bible becomes strange and opens itself to a wide range of new interpretations.

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    Controlling Corporeality
    The Body and the Household in Ancient Israel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon L. Berquist
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813530154
    ISBN 10: 0813530156

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    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Author Information
    Jon L. Berquist is currently academic editor at Chalice Press. He is the author of numerous books, including Judaism in Persia's Shadow: A Social and Historical Approach and Incarnation.