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By James Luther Mays, David L. Petersen, Kent Harold Richards

The eighteen essays offered during this vital quantity will orient readers of the previous testomony in 3 ways. They describe the main major advancements in outdated testomony interpretation because the mid-twentieth century. They delineate the dominant tendencies of the current, exploring the currents which are shaping new instructions of interpretation. And, uniquely, they recommend the instructions that such interpretation will take at the start of the twenty-first century. the quantity therefore strikes past chronicling the earlier and illuminating the current to constructing customers for the long run, by means of contemplating the implications of present developments in scholarship and suggesting what readers of the previous testomony might count on in the beginning of a brand new century of interpretation. Written and edited by means of his associates and co-workers, outdated testomony Interpretation: prior, current, and destiny honors the lifestyles and paintings of Gene M. Tucker, lately retired from the school of Candler institution of Theology, and President of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1996.

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5. See Martha C. Nussbaum, Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990) esp. 230-44 and 335-64. Selected Bibliography Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books, 1981. Bal, Mieke. Lethal Love: Feminist Literary Readings of Biblical Love Stories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987. Bar-Efrat, Shimon. Narrative Art in the Bible. JSOTSup. 70. Sheffield: Almond, 1989 (orig. in Hebrew, 1979). Buber, Martin.

The notion of plot is of pivotal importance in addressing the first aforementioned question. If a body of textual material that has been attributed to one of the classic sources does not possess plot structure, then one might assume it to have the character of a supplement, and not that of a basic story. 9 Without making the exercise too arcane, one might ask specifically: does each of the accounts present a beginning, middle, and end? To address this question, we must make a tentative judgment about where the respective flood stories begin.

The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books, 1981. Bal, Mieke. Lethal Love: Feminist Literary Readings of Biblical Love Stories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987. Bar-Efrat, Shimon. Narrative Art in the Bible. JSOTSup. 70. Sheffield: Almond, 1989 (orig. in Hebrew, 1979). Buber, Martin. Moses: The Revelation and the Covenant. : Humanities Press International, 1988 (origin. 1946). Clines, David J. A. The Theme of the Pentateuch. JSOTSup. 10. Sheffield: JSOT, 1978. Fokkelman, Jan P.

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