Reading the Lines: A Fresh Look at the Hebrew Bible

Reading the Lines: A Fresh Look at the Hebrew Bible

by Pamela Tamarkin Reis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565636965
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Pamela Tamarkin Reis, an independent student of the Bible, lives in Branford, Connecticut. Her original literary interpretations of debated biblical passages have been published in such scholarly journals as Bible Review, The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Prooftexts, The Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society, Judaism, and Vetus Testamentum.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsix
Introduction1
1.Rashomon and the Biblical Creation Narratives15
2.What Cain Said: A Note on Genesis 4:827
3.Take My Wife, Please: On the Utility of the Wife/Sister Motif37
4.Hagar Requited53
5.Dead Men Tell No Tales: On the Motivation of Joseph's Brothers87
6.The Bridegroom of Blood: A New Reading93
7.Spoiled Child: A Fresh Look at Jephthah's Daughter105
8.Collusion at Nob: A New Reading of 1 Samuel 21-22131
9.Eating the Blood: Saul and the Witch of Endor147
10.Cupidity and Stupidity: Woman's Agency and the "Rape" of Tamar169
11.Vindicating God: Another Look at 1 Kings 13197
Afterword211
Index of Names and Subjects215
Index of Ancient Sources223

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