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Description - Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play by Aaron W. Hughes

In this volume, a list of esteemed scholars engage with the literary readings of prophetic and poetic texts in the Hebrew Bible that revolve around sensitivity to the complexity of language, the fragility of meaning, and the interplay of texts. These themes are discussed using a variety of hermeneutical strategies. In Part 1, Poets and Poetry, some essays address the nature of poetic language itself, while others play with themes of love, beauty, and nature in specific poetic texts. The essays in Part 2, Prophets and Prophecy, consider prophets and prophecy from a number of interpretive directions, moving from internal literary analysis to the reception of these texts and their imagery in a range of ancient and modern contexts. Those in Part 3, on the other hand, Texts in Play, take more recent works (from Shakespeare to Tove Jansson's Moomin books for children) as their point of departure, developing conversations between texts across the centuries that enrich the readings of both the ancient and modern pieces of literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780567224095
ISBN-10: 0567224090
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aaron W. Hughes

Ehud Ben Zvi is a professor in History and Classics at the University of Alberta, Canada. Claudia V. Camp is the John F. Weatherly Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University, USA. David M. Gunn is Distinguished Research Professor at Brite Divinity School, USA. Aaron W. Hughes holds the Philip S. Bernstein Chair of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester, USA.

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