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Narrative Criticism

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter calls into question the value of narrative criticism in a number of ways. First, it systematically ignores the strong likelihood that the text of the Fourth Gospel, like that of the ... More


Redactional Growth in the Apodictic Laws and the Covenant Code’s Relationship to the Exodus Narrative

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/9780195304756.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses more technical but fundamental issues regarding the composition of the apodictic laws. It argues that the apodictic laws are not later additions to the text but part of the ... More


Studying John

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explains the book's title and provides a defence of the aims and methods of what is generally known as historical criticism. It discusses that most biblical narratives and the gospels ... More


Darwin, Streeter, and Narrative Textual Criticism

Yii-Jan Lin

in The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190279806
eISBN:
9780190279820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279806.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As Darwinian concepts of evolution rose in acceptance, the shift in focus from essentialist taxonomy to change through adaptation began to be reflected in New Testament textual criticism in the ... More


Prologue: Double Vision

Keith Bodner

in Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681174
eISBN:
9780191761201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681174.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book is introduced by a short prologue that begins with a reading of the prophet Elisha’s confrontation with some mischievous youths from the city of Bethel. In response to their taunt about his ... More


Introduction to After the Invasion

Keith Bodner

in After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743002
eISBN:
9780191802904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This short chapter has three main purposes. First, the introduction provides an overview of the story told in Jeremiah 40–44, including the main lineaments of the plot and some of the major ... More


Conclusion to After the Invasion

Keith Bodner

in After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743002
eISBN:
9780191802904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743002.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This concluding chapter reviews some of the salient literary features of the narrative (elements such as spatial and temporal settings, intertextuality, irony, and characterization), and provides ... More


An Ark on the Nile: Beginning of the Book of Exodus

Keith Bodner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784074
eISBN:
9780191826672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784074.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The opening section of the book of Exodus is a powerful narrative and a striking example of the artistic qualities of the Pentateuch, a facet of the text that occasionally is neglected in high-level ... More


Genesis Remix: Aseneth’s “Living God” as Creator of Life

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The divine title “(the) living God” in Joseph and Aseneth is used in conjunction with the narrative’s other language and imagery of “life” and “living” to construct a totalizing paradigm of ... More


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