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Conclusions

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the conclusion, the author reiterates the insidious influence of rape myths within ancient and contemporary culture. These myths only serve to ensure that rape survivors are consistently denied ... More


Genealogies: Jacob Declines and Esau Prospers (35:21–37:1): The Shrunken Genealogy of Jacob (35:21–29)The Expansive Genealogy of Esau (Chap. 36)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The following two texts consist essentially of genealogies – the shrunken genealogy of Jacob (Genesis 35:21–29) and the expansive genealogy of his old nemesis, Esau (36:1–37:1). The brevity of ... More


Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Helen Kraus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

This book deals with Bible translation and its development from Antiquity to the Reformation. Taking the Hebrew Masoretic Text of Genesis as Old Testament Vorlage, it examines corresponding verses ... More


Classical Utilitarianism in a Limited World

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses normative considerations on population and savings. It has five sections. The first discusses parental concerns on the well‐being of their children in relation ... More


Hermeneutic Models of Story and History

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The midrashic engagement with the biblical past, as it is represented in biblical words, is substantial and detailed. This chapter explains some major types and their literary formats, using a ... More


Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

David Quint

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Inside “Paradise Lost” opens up new readings and ways of reading John Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply ... More


Original Dishonor: Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the distinctive way American advocates of slavery read the story of Noah and his sons (Gen. 9:20––27) and applied it to the defense of racial slavery. Their departure from the ... More


Original Disorder: Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter continues an exploration of the distinctive ways in which Genesis 9:20–27 was read by American proslavery apologists with emphasis on the themes of order and disorder. It is argued that ... More


The Cosmic Temple: Cosmogony According to Genesis 1:1–2:3

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines Genesis 1:1-2:4a, known as the Priestly account of creation. This “report” describes creation as a divinely guided process that begins with benign chaos and concludes with a ... More


Promise and Prophecy, Love and Remorse: The Bases of Evangelical Support for Israel

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter surveys the reasons that evangelicals give for their Christian Zionism. Most prominently, they cite God’s promise in Genesis 12:3 that he will bless those who bless the Jews and curse ... More


War—And Vision of a Covenant (Chaps. 14–15): Amid an Enslaving War, a Blessing (Chap. 14)Amid Uncertainty and Enslavement, a Covenant (Chap. 15)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In Genesis 14, Abram engages in a war involving many nations, and with the help of a covenant‐based alliance of brothers, he brings back his captured nephew and his possessions. In Genesis 15, God ... More


Rebekah, Betrothal, and Genealogy (24:1–25:18): The Double Betrothal (Chap. 24)The Double Genealogy (25:1–18)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Rebekah's betrothal (Genesis 24) is the centerpiece of Genesis. It is the longest chapter, containing the longest speech (24:34–49). Rebekah plays a double role. She is a beautiful woman who brings ... More


 Economic Republicanism

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beginning in 1794, Bentley began to adopt the economic components of republicanism as well as the spiritual ones. In seeing merchants choose what he considered interest over commonwealth, Bentley for ... More


Union in Labor: Creation through the Son in the Gospel of John

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Logos of John 1 is rooted in God's speech acts in Genesis 1. This creative Logos is best explicated by recourse to the remainder of the Gospel (the word Logos occurs a full forty times in John; ... More


The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Caroline Blyth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In this book, the author takes a journey through both biblical and contemporary cultures, contemplating the commonality and diversity of rape survivors' experiences across space and time. In ... More


The Pasture and the Garden

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter returns to the Hyginus fable with which this study began in order to specify further the semantic ramifications of Latin cura, and hence securitas. The Hyginus fable insists that care ... More


Introduction

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Dinah, a literary victim of sexual violence, whose story is told in the narrative of Genesis 34. The author raises the issue of Dinah's silence within this ... More


Rape or Seduction?

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the common cultural myth that rape is little more than an outplaying of normative sexuality, where the dominant male pursues and conquers the typically reluctant female. The ... More


The ‘Real’ Victim of Rape

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the cultural myth that rape victims are ‘damaged’ or ‘defiled’ by their assault. The author suggests that the origin of this myth lies in age‐old ideologies that regard women as ... More


‘She asked for it’

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the myth of rape victim precipitation, which suggests that rape victims may be to blame for their own rape. After considering the ramifications of this myth for contemporary ... More


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