The narratives about Israel’s tabernacle are neither a building blueprint nor simply a Priestly conceit securing priestly prominence in Israel. Using a spatial poetics to reexamine these narratives, George argues that the Priestly writers encode a particular understanding of Israel’s identity and self-understanding in tabernacle space. His examination of Israel’s tabernacle narratives makes space itself the focus of analysis and in so doing reveals the social values, concerns, and ideas that inform these narratives. Through a process of negotiation and exchange with the broader social and cultural world, the Priestly writers portray Israel as having an important role in the divine economy, one that is singularly expressed by this portable structure.
Israel’s Tabernacle as Social Space
By Mark. R. Sneed
Edited by Brad E. Kelle, Point Loma Nazarene University Frank Ritchel Ames, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Jacob L. Wright, Emory University. Foreword by Rainer Albertz
Introductory essays describe the interdisciplinary and comparative approach and explain how it overcomes methodological dead ends and advances the study of war in ancient and modern contexts. Following essays, written by scholars from various disciplines, explore specific cases drawn from a wide ...
Edited by Mark A. Leuchter, Temple University and Jeremy M. Hutton University of Wisconsin-Madison
Making use of cross-disciplinary approaches, this volume provides a representative look at the state of current research into various aspects of priesthood in ancient Israel.
Edited by Thomas B. Dozeman, Thomas Römer and Konrad Schmid
This collection considers the composition history and theology of the Pentateuch, neither presupposing nor excluding the classical theories of “JEDP” and “DtrH” as possible explanation. It also seeks to bring current North American and European approaches to the topic into a common discussion.
Edited by Lisbeth S. Fried
These essays investigate the nature and origin of First Esdras and Ezra-Nehemiah, their dates and methods of composition, sources, historical and social milieus, original languages, and their authority and status in antiquity. Understanding the composition of these books and their reception in ...
By Raymond F. Person Jr.
Edited by A.J. Everson and H.C.P. Kim
Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
Scott Noegel and Gary A. Rendsburg
By Diana Lipton, Tel Aviv University
This book reexamines the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative in Genesis 18–19, an ethically charged text that has significantly influenced views about homosexuality, stereotyping the other, the rewards and risks of hospitality, and the justice owed to outsiders. Twelve essays, reflecting geographical, ...
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