1 Samuel : Berit Olam Hardback

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1 Samuel : Berit Olam

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1 Samuel is a national autobiography of the Hebrew people. David Jobling reads 1 Samuel as a story that is complete in itself, although it is part of a much larger narrative. He examines it as a historical document in a double sense: (1) as a document originating from ancient Israel and (2) as a telling of the past. Organizing the text through the three interlocking themes of class, race, and gender, Jobling asks how this historical—and canonical—story relates to a modern world in which these themes continue to be of crucial importance.
While drawing on the resources of biblical "narratology," Jobling deviates from mainstream methodology. He adopts a "critical narratology" informed by such cultural practices as feminism and psychoanalysis. He follows a structuralist tradition which finds meaning more in the text's large-scale mythic patterns than in close reading of particular passages, and seeks methods specific to 1 Samuel rather than ones applicable to biblical narrative in general.

David Jobling, Ph.D., is a professor of Old Testament language and literature at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon. He is a co-chair of the Ideological Criticism section of the Society of Biblical Literature and a member of The Bible and Culture Collective.

1 Samuel : Berit Olam by David Jobling was published by Liturgical Press in January 1998. The ISBN for 1 Samuel : Berit Olam is 9780814650479.

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Details for 1 Samuel : Berit Olam

Page last updated 18th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLiturgical Press (January 1998)
Number of Pages344
Thickness32 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1162062
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