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By David J. A. Clines, Ellen Van Wolde

This quantity honours the precise contribution to Hebrew Bible stories over 4 a long time via Cheryl Exum, Professor Emerita of bible study within the collage of Sheffield. Her unique pursuits have lain, first, within the smooth literary feedback of the Hebrew Bible, the place her key paintings used to be Tragedy and Biblical Narrative: Arrows of the Almighty. Asecond zone has been feminist feedback of the Hebrew Bible; right here her extraordinary contributions have been Fragmented ladies: Feminist (Sub)versions of Biblical Narratives and Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical ladies. a newer, and now virtually favorite, subject matter is the Bible and cultural stories, specially the Bible and artwork. Key works right here were a sequence of edited volumes, similar to past the Biblical Horizon: The Bible and the humanities, and The Bible in movie / The Bible and movie. Her fourth quarter of constant curiosity has been the music of Songs, with many articles culminating in her perceptive remark within the outdated testomony Library sequence. during this wealthy quantity, 25 of her acquaintances and co-workers provide her papers on a lot of these subject matters. a number of are on or round the tune of Songs (Graeme Auld, Fiona Black, David Clines, Sara Japhet, Martti Nissinen, Yair Zakovitch), and issues of feminist curiosity (Yairah Amit, Athalya Brenner, Claudia Camp, Hugh Pyper, Jack Sasson). Cultural experiences are represented by way of Alice Bach, Hans Barstad, Andrew Davies, David Gunn, Martin O'Kane, John Sawyer and Ellen van Wolde, and literary feedback via Michael Fox, Edwin strong, Norman Gottwald, Edward Greenstein, Francis Landy, Burke lengthy and Hugh Williamson.

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Of these, ‘sent … took … came … lay … returned … conceived … sent … reported … said’, are all commonly used and uncontroversial. But ‘he lay with her’ is followed by the much more puzzling participial clause why’ mtqdšt mt[m’th. 2) had been connected with her monthly period. The phrase is puzzling, in that sanctity and purity belong to different spheres. It is also true that our oldest surviving witness to the text (4QSama) does not attest mt[m’th; and that suggests that our interpretation of the scene should concentrate on mtqdšt.

22 A Critical Engagement of the book. And the fourth stage is constituted by the messianic songs inserted near beginning, middle, and end (1 Sam. 1-10; 2 Sam. 1-7). I am in no sense suggesting that Samuel was composed in as few as four steps, but simply that the results of these four out of many steps can be more readily identied and compared. At each new narrative stage, the story of David had not only been developed and expanded, but also set in a still more ancient context. The oldest of these three identiable narratives starts with Israel making David king (2 Sam.

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