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Theme and Imagery in Proverbs 1–9

Stuart Weeks

in Instruction and Imagery in Proverbs 1-9

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291540
eISBN:
9780191710537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291540.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Proverbs 1-9 uses figurative language intensively, and certain themes or motifs occur throughout. In particular, the work seems to develop an imagery based on competing characters, who invite the ... More


The ‘Foreign Woman’ and the Path Imagery

Stuart Weeks

in Instruction and Imagery in Proverbs 1-9

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291540
eISBN:
9780191710537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291540.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

‘Foreign woman’ would have been a familiar term in the post-exilic Jewish context, evoking ideas of corruption and apostasy central both to a recent controversy (described in Ezra and Nehemiah), and ... More


Sex and Logic in 1 Corinthians 11:2–16

Jerome Murphy‐O'connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that 1 Cor 11: 2–16 has nothing to do with the veiling of women. The man is criticized for letting his hair grow long, because it was the overt sign of the active male homosexual. ... More


Feminist Study of the Old Testament

J. Cheryl Exum

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the fourth of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and reviews feminist study of the Old Testament. It describes feminist criticism as one of the most significant intellectual ... More


The Discipleship of Wisdom: A Process of Transformation

Marie Noonan Sabin

in Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Sabin argues that Mark's characterization of the Jesus community must be understood in the context of the Wisdom traditions, where it is common to pose an antithesis between the wise and the foolish; ... More


Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl Anderson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) accept slavery, and Deuteronomy 22 requires a single female who has been raped to marry her rapist. Biblical laws, including these two examples, continue to influence ... More


The Women of Revelation: Binding “Jezebel” To “Babylon”

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The author of the Book of Revelation highlights four female figures throughout the Book of Revelation: “Jezebel” (Ch. 2), the unnamed woman “clothed with the sun” (Ch. 12), “Babylon” (Ch. 17), and ... More


Debt-Slavery and the Seduction of a Maiden (Exodus 21:2–11; 22:15–16)

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter (through Chapter 12) begins the second part of the book, which discusses the compositional logic of the Covenant Code—how the Laws of Hammurabi and other sources were altered and revised ... More


Jesus, Paul, the Law, and Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Christians commonly believe that the New Testament “does away with” the laws of the Hebrew Bible, but Jesus and Paul are seen instead to embrace the continuing relevance of the laws while rejecting ... More


Biblical Authority and the Ethics of Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

All biblical interpretations, including traditional ones, “pick and choose” texts and meanings according to the particularity of the interpreter. The dominant interpreters have failed to acknowledge ... More


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