Download Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary by Frank M. Yamada PDF

By Frank M. Yamada

In Configurations of Rape within the Hebrew Bible, Frank M. Yamada explores the compelling similarity between 3 rape narratives present in the Hebrew Scriptures. those 3 tales - the rape of Dinah (Genesis 34), the rape of an unnamed concubine (Judges 19), and the rape of Tamar, daughter of David (2 Samuel thirteen) - go through an identical plot development: an preliminary sexual violation of a girl ends up in escalating violence between males, leading to a few type of social fragmentation. during this interesting research, Yamada attracts from the disciplines of literary and narrative feedback, feminist biblical interpretation, and cultural anthropology to argue for a kinfolk resemblance between those 3 tales approximately rape.

Show description

Read Online or Download Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives PDF

Similar old testament books

Eschatology in the Old Testament

Utilizing a canonical strategy, during which he explores the outdated testomony as a complete - instead of the lessons of person outdated testomony authors - Professor Gowan lines the hopes of the folks of Israel for a greater destiny. He concludes that for God to make

She must and shall go free: Paul's Isaianic Gospel in Galatians

Students have lengthy famous the significance of Paul´s citations from the Pentateuch for knowing the argument of Galatians. yet what has now not been absolutely preferred is the most important function that Isaiah performs in shaping what Paul says and the way he says it, even supposing he cites Isaiah explicitly just once (Isaiah 54:1 in Galatians 4:27).

An introduction to the Old Testament

Numerous distinctives set this quantity except different introductions to the outdated testomony: - it's completely evangelical in its standpoint. - It emphasizes "special introduction"--The research of person books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical procedure. - It good points excessive issues of study background and consultant students instead of an exhaustive remedy of previous scholarship.

The Book of Job

Essentially the most robust and unsettling Bible tales, The publication of activity undermines the declare that our international is ruled through justice and that means. It does so via a poetry of unsurpassed attractiveness captured in Raymond

This dossier is lacking strains on web page eighty five, and pages 222-223. greater model is needed.

Scheindlin's extraordinary new translation. Scheindlin's task isn't really a sufferer patient yet a defiant guy who eloquently calls for an issue with God. Job's phrases land like a fist, yet he's left speechless via God's answer from the typhoon ― a commanding survey of construction and a problem to man's position in it. Job's reputation of God's strength comes with a dignity and freshness that makes it compelling even at the present time. In Scheindlin's bright translation an historical textual content speaks to us without delay of undying questions and passions. a range of the Book-of-the-Month membership, historical past publication membership, caliber Paperback publication membership, and Jewish e-book membership membership, and Jewish ebook membership

Extra info for Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives

Example text

According to Bechtel, in the culture of the biblical text, intercourse becomes shameful for women in two ways: 1) when the sexual act violates social obligations such as marriage or family ties; or 2) when sex does not lead to the prospect of marriage or familial bonding. Thus, the issue in Gen 34 is not that Dinah is raped, but that she is humiliated through Shechem’s sexual act. , 2 Sam 13. Bechtel concludes that Gen 34 is not primarily about the rape of Dinah; in fact, Dinah is not raped at all.

19) and builds an altar (v. 20). -J. Illman, “HAlem,” ThWAT 8:93–101. Claus Westermann, Genesis 12–36 (trans. John J. Scullion; Continental; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995), 528. 5 While it is clear from archeological evidence that there is significant cultural continuity between Israel and Canaan, the biblical texts portray the Canaanites as foreigners or outsiders. Within the narrative context of Gen 34, the Hivites are characterized as a distinct ethnic group, related to groups of people living in the land of Canaan (33:18).

In fact, Ezek 23:8 describes Samaria and Jerusalem, symbolized by the name, Oholah, as a whore who lusts after her lovers, and thus, she desires for men to lie with her. ” The use of force in Genesis 34 is based on the roots xql and hnv in the Piel. ” 23 The use of force in the context of rape is also a feature of Mesopotamian law (see MAL A §§ 12, 16, 55). 24 Scholz, Rape Plots, 136. 21 Genesis 34: The Rape of Dinah 39 ordinary and more than socially shameful. Shechem’s sexual actions are swift and violent.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 24 votes