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Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy: Studies in Scripture in the Shadow of Internal and External ConflictsDownload
This is a collection of seven somewhat disparate essays by Isaac Kalimi, who has worked for many years on Chronicles, but whose research interests cover the spectrum of Jewish folklore, Midrash, of which Chronicles is an early example, and issues of Jewish and Christian interpretation. The essays...
Meir Sternberg has been a major critic of biblical narrative ever since his ground-breaking article, “The King through Ironic Eyes,” appeared in Hasifrut in 1968. Hebrews between Cultures is a complement to his Poetics of Biblical Narrative (1985), and is a massive work: closely argued, printed,...
Review of Sarah Hammerschlag, The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2010.
This paper is a contribution to a discussion of feminism, deconstruction and embodiment at the Canadian Society for Biblical Studies Meeting in June, 1999. I briefly align and contrast deconstruction, as a practice of resistance to totalizing discourses, with feminism, as a practice of resistance...
A Rejoinder to A. Brenner, ‘Regulating “Sons” and “Daughters” in the Torah and in Proverbs: Some Preliminary InsightsDownload
Some comments on A. Brenner, \"Regulating ‘Sons’ and‘Daughters’ in the Torah and in Proverbs: Some Preliminary Insights.\"
My intention in this paper is not to examine the conventions and techniques whereby biblical poetry is defined and ordered, but its capacity for subversion, its stylistic openness. The subject is the anti-poetic in poetry, its artlessness. The passages on which I focus may not perhaps be...
This is a book review of Hélène Cixous, (eds) Marta Segarra and Joana Masó, Poetry in Painting: Writings on Contemporary Arts and Aesthetics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
Lynn Poland's book, originally presented as her doctoral thesis, is an attentive and careful study in critical history, tracing an arc from Bultmann to Ricoeur via the New Critics. The proliferation of literary criticism in recent biblical studies conflicts inevitably with a kerygma whose...
This is a response to E. Ben Zvi and J. D. Nogalski, Two Sides of a Coin: Juxtaposing Views on Interpreting the Book of the Twelve/The Twelve Prophetic Books (Gorgias Press, 2009). Nogalski is a major proponent of the thesis that the Twelve Minor Prophets are a redactional unity, while Ben Zvi is...