The Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative
The Determinate Function of Narrative Space Within the Biblical Hebrew Aesthetic
By (author) Luke Gartner-Brereton
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Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative by Luke Gartner-Brereton
Book Description'Space', as a structural category, has been overlooked in the field of biblical studies. 'The Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative' offers a theoretical and methodological analysis of the function of narrative space in the Hebrew Bible. The book argues that the structure of biblical Hebrew narrative operates under similar mechanical constraints to those of a stage-play - 'space' is central, characters are fluid, and 'objects' within the narrative tend to take on a deep internal significance. The book presents two case studies - Genesis 28:10-22 (the Bethel narrative) and the book of Ruth - to outline the primacy of space within the Hebrew aesthetic. 'The Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative' will be of interest to students and scholars of the Hebrew Bible seeking a fresh approach to the text and its narrative structure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845533137
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Assumes that biblical Hebrew narrative, in terms of its structure, tends to operate under similar mechanical constraints to those of a stage-play; wherein 'space' is central, characters are fluid, and 'objects' within the narrative tend to take on a deep internal significance. This work uses "Genesis 28.10-22" and the book of "Ruth" as test cases.
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Author Biography - Luke Gartner-Brereton
Luke Gartner-Brereton completed his undergraduate degree through the Australian College of Theology in 2003 and lectured in biblical Hebrew studies for a time before co-founding The Centre for Theology and Politics, a political think tank established in 2005.
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