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Reading Between Texts

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Intertextuality (the reading of one text in terms of another) is a diverse practice. It is a central and prevalent subject in poststructuralist literary theory. Reading between Texts is the first book to address intertextuality as it relates specifically to interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. The contributors bring together lucid theoretical discussion and sophisticated interpretations from a variety of backgrounds, offering biblical scholars and students a helpful and thorough ...

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Overview

Intertextuality (the reading of one text in terms of another) is a diverse practice. It is a central and prevalent subject in poststructuralist literary theory. Reading between Texts is the first book to address intertextuality as it relates specifically to interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. The contributors bring together lucid theoretical discussion and sophisticated interpretations from a variety of backgrounds, offering biblical scholars and students a helpful and thorough introduction to the issues and possibilities of intertextuality.

The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

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Danna Nolan Fewell is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She is also the author of Narrative in the Hebrew Bible and Representing the Irreparable: The Shoah, the Bible, and the Art of Samuel Bak.
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Table of Contents

Series Preface 9
Preface 10
Introduction: Writing, Reading, and Relating 11
Glossary 21
Pt. I The Bible, Intertextuality, and Literary Theory
1 Ideology and Intertextuality: Surplus of Meaning and Controlling the Means of Production 27
2 Isaiah: New Heavens, New Earth, New Book 41
3 Intertextuality, Transference, and the Reader in/of Genesis 12 and 20 57
Pt. II Between Genesis and Kings
4 Staying the Night: Intertextuality in Genesis and Judges 77
5 Strange Houseguests: Rahab, Lot, and the Dynamics of Deliverance 89
6 Taking Women in Samuel: Readers/Responses/Responsibility 99
7 The Importunate Woman of Tekoa and How She Got Her Way 115
8 Reading Jeroboam's Intentions: Intertextuality, Rhetoric, and History in 1 Kings 12 133
9 The Fall of the House: A Carnivalesque Reading of 2 Kings 9 and 10 153
10 Jehoiachin at the King's Table: A Reading of the Ending of the Second Book of Kings 173
Pt. III Genesis to Kings and Beyond
11 A Blessing Cursed: The Prophet's Prayer for Barren Womb and Dry Breasts in Hosea 9 191
12 Job and Jacob: The Integrity of Faith 203
13 Samson of Sorrows: An Isaianic Gloss on Judges 13-16 225
Bibliography 257
Indexes 273
Contributors 285
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