[Re]reading Again: a Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25 Hardback

A Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25

by Anthony Rees;


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[Re]reading Again: a Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25

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Guided by the metaphor of the art form known as a mosaic, this book advocates a pluralistic approach to biblical studies. Rees argues that the text itself can be described as a 'mosaic', with each new reading adding to the mosaic.Interpretation is therefore both observation and invention, or contribution.When [re]reading the text, one cannot but be aware of what has been seen before, even if it at first may seem unfamiliar. He thus rejects the idea of a definitive reading. Examining Numbers 25, Rees argues that the various methods employed to interpret thistext (narrative, feminist, postcolonial as well as a more 'traditional' historical-critical reading) enable us to see different things as we read from different places. A further analysis of the book's interpretative history, including the rewritten histories of Josephus and Philo, allows us to discover that creativity has forever been a part of the reading process. Moving on to explore the contributions of more recent commentators, Rees concludes that an embrace of diversity, of collegiality, may well point to a new future in Biblical Studies.

[Re]reading Again: a Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25 by Anthony Rees was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in January 2015. The ISBN for [Re]reading Again: a Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25 is 9780567554369.

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Page last updated 4th October 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (January 2015)
Weight459g
Number of Pages208
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567554369
ISBN-100567554368
Product Code4264758
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