King and Kin

King and Kin : Political Allegory in the Hebrew Bible

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"A useful addition to collections on the study of the Bible as literature." Choice..". reflects not only on what the Bible is saying, but on how and why. The result is an illumination of the role of compositional art in the analysis of the past and its consequent political implications." Shofar"Clearly, there is much to gain from a careful reading of this book." Journal of the American Oriental SocietyJoel Rosenberg explores the fundamental concepts and contradictions in the history of pre-exilic Israel, emphasizing the transition from tribal confederation to national kingdom. The result is a fascinating illumination of the role of compositional art in the analysis of the past and its consequent political implications."show more

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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 408.24g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Fr.
  • 0253146240
  • 9780253146243

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments A Note on Transliteration of Hebrew Words Preliminaries: the Question of Biblical Allegory I. The Garden Story Forward and Backward: The Non-Narrative Dimension of Gen. 2-3 II. Is There a Story of Abraham? III. David without Diagrams: Beyond Structure in the Davidic History From House to House Going Indoors YHWHOs Anointed Amnon and Tamar Nabal and Abigail Absalom The Imperium The Sons of Zeruiah oThis Way and ThatO oGood and EvilO The Garden Epilogue: The Nature of an Allegorical Relation Abbreviations Notes Indexshow more

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"A useful addition to collections on the study of the Bible as literature." - Choice " ... reflects not only on what the Bible is saying, but on how and why. The result is an illumination of the role of compositional art in the analysis of the past and its consequent political implications." - Shofar "Clearly, there is much to gain from a careful reading of this book." - Journal of the American Oriental Societyshow more

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