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Approaches to literary readings of ancient Jewish writings

K. A. D. Smelik (Editor), Karolien Vermeulen (Editor)
In this volume twelve contributions discuss the relevance, accuracy, potential, and possible alternatives to a literary reading of ancient Jewish writings, especially the Hebrew Bible
eBook, English, 2014
Brill, Leiden, 2014
Conference papers and proceedings
1 online resource (xii, 281 pages)
9789004258563, 9004258566
Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: Some Thoughts on Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary'; Part One Hebrew Bible; "Literary" Craft and Performative Power in the Ancient Near East: The Hebrew Bible in Context; Selecting and Analyzing Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible: Cognitive Linguistics and the Literary; Literary Theory and Composition History of the Torah: The Sea Crossing (Exod 14:1-31) as a Test Case; Eyewitness Accounts in the Books of Samuel? A Reappraisal; A Battle of Wits and Words: Hushai, Ahithophel and the Absalom Rebellion (2 Samuel 16-17)
"The essays in this volume were presented at the "Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary'" Conference organised by the institute of Jewish Studies (university of Antwerp) and the research unit Hebrew and Judaic Studies at Ghent university in 2012 (March 14-15)"--Preface
Includes index