By David J. A. Clines, Ellen Van Wolde
This quantity honours the particular contribution to Hebrew Bible experiences over 4 many years via Cheryl Exum, Professor Emerita of bible study within the collage of Sheffield. Her specified pursuits have lain, first, within the smooth literary feedback of the Hebrew Bible, the place her key paintings used to be Tragedy and Biblical Narrative: Arrows of the Almighty. Asecond sector has been feminist feedback of the Hebrew Bible; the following her remarkable contributions have been Fragmented girls: Feminist (Sub)versions of Biblical Narratives and Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical girls. a newer, and now nearly favorite, subject is the Bible and cultural reviews, particularly the Bible and artwork. Key works the following were a chain of edited volumes, akin to past the Biblical Horizon: The Bible and the humanities, and The Bible in movie / The Bible and movie. Her fourth zone of continuous curiosity has been the track of Songs, with many articles culminating in her perceptive observation within the previous testomony Library sequence. during this wealthy quantity, 25 of her pals and co-workers provide her papers on a lot of these issues. numerous are on or round the music of Songs (Graeme Auld, Fiona Black, David Clines, Sara Japhet, Martti Nissinen, Yair Zakovitch), and issues of feminist curiosity (Yairah Amit, Athalya Brenner, Claudia Camp, Hugh Pyper, Jack Sasson). Cultural reviews are represented by means of Alice Bach, Hans Barstad, Andrew Davies, David Gunn, Martin O'Kane, John Sawyer and Ellen van Wolde, and literary feedback through Michael Fox, Edwin strong, Norman Gottwald, Edward Greenstein, Francis Landy, Burke lengthy and Hugh Williamson.
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Additional resources for A Critical Engagement: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honour of J. Cheryl Exum
And she spoke again as she was being thrown out of Amnon’s house. And so we are left wondering whether she would not have made a protest earlier, had she too not been complicit in the initial love-making of preparing heart-cakes for her half-brother. Amnon would not listen to Tamar (v. 14). ‘Was not willing’ (l’ ’bh) is a feature of this chapter (vv. 6 On Amnon’s side, the hatred that followed the snatched liaison was greater than the love which led to it (v. 15). And, for Tamar too, being sent away by Amnon was worse than what Amnon had done ‘with’ her (v.
1994 Genesis 16–50 (WBC, 2; Dallas, TX: Word Books). Wolde, E. van ‘Texts in Dialogue with Texts: Intertextuality in the Ruth and Tamar 1997 Narratives’, BibInt 5: 1-28. CONTEXTS FOR TAMAR: SAMUEL AND THE SONG OF SONGS A. 1 The Tamar whose contexts I am seeking to explore was daughter of David, sister of Absalom, and half-sister of David’s eldest son Amnon who also raped her. Women play a critical although not a large part in the Samuel narrative. There is one small cluster of female characters in 2 Samuel 11–14.
Against this background her loyalty to the family of Judah is even more prominent, and further underscores the position that marriage with Canaanite women who have the qualities and character that she had is not forbidden and does not necessarily threaten or undermine the tradition of the ancestors. The polemic over intermarriage is related to the issue of assimilation and isolation which was accelerated due to the conditions of exile in Babylonia, and continues to plague the returnees to Zion when they encounter the different sectors of the population whom they find upon their arrival have settled in the land.