Not in Heaven

Not in Heaven : Coherence and Complexity in Biblical Narrative

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..". Not in Heaven is valuable, not only to professional Bible scholars but to all who love the Book of books. If there are seventy faces to the Torah, as the midrash claims, this book illuminates several more." Conservative Judaism"A stimulating collection." Literature and Theology"In short, this collection of essays offers a variety of literary responses to the problems of biblical exegesis, and contributes positively to the dialogue between the two disciplines. No scholar interested in the Bible as literature can afford to ignore it." CitharaDistinguished literary critics and biblical scholars illuminate texts from the creation accounts of Genesis to the parables of Mark, addressing questions such as the interpretive tensions within the text and relationships between literature and ideology.The contributors are Robert Alter, Adele Berlin, John Drury, Bernard M. Levinson, William T. McBride, James C. Nohrnberg, James A. Sanders, Regina Schwartz, Meir Sternberg, and Phyllis Trible."show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0253206782
  • 9780253206787
  • 1,184,671

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Jason P. Rosenblatt and Joseph C. Sitterson, Jr. Biblical Imperatives and Literary Play Robert Alter Double Cave, Double Talk: The Indirections of Biblical Dialogue Meir Sternberg Princely Characters James C. Nohrnberg Understanding the Bread: Disruption and Aggregation, Secrecy and Revelation in MarkOs Gospel Joh Drury Literary Exegesis of Biblical Narrative: Between Poetics and Hermeneutics Adele Berlin The Right Chorale: From the Poetics to the Hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible Bernard M. Levinson The Integrity of Biblical Pluralism James A. Sanders Genesis 22: The Sacrifice of Sarah Phyllis Trible The Histories of David: Biblical Scholarship and Biblical Stories Regina M. Schwartz Esther Passes: Chiasm, Lex Talio, and Money in the Book of Esther William T. McBride Notes Contributorsshow more

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