Portraying Violence in the Hebrew Bible (Innbundet)

A Literary and Cultural Study


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 300
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781108494359
Omtale Portraying Violence in the Hebrew Bible
Most studies on violence in the Hebrew Bible focus on the question of how modern readers should approach the problem. But they fail to ask how the Hebrew Bible thinks about that problem in the first place. In this work, Matthew J. Lynch examines four key ways that writers of the Hebrew Bible conceptualize and critique acts of violence: violence as an ecological problem; violence as a moral problem; violence as a judicial problem; violence as a purity problem. These four 'grammars of violence' help us interpret crucial biblical texts where violence plays a lead role, like Genesis 4-9. Lynch's volume also offers readers ways to examine cultural continuity and the distinctiveness of biblical conceptions of violence.

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