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Biblical Corpora Representations of Disability in Hebrew Biblical Literature

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ISBN 10: 056702802X / ISBN 13: 9780567028020
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This book provides a literary critical method focused on representation in the canonical form of how the text allows a comprehensive view of the way in which images of disability operate in relation to major concepts. Although priestly literature seems anomalous, all strata of Biblical literature use disability imagery not primarily to represent diabled persons, but mainly to represent the power of Israel's God. Physical norms and disability thus play a pervasive and previously neglected role in Biblical categories of holy/unholy, pure/impure, election/rejection, and God/idols. The book is organized by genre of biblical literature and also provides a foundation for studies in the history of interpretation. Bookseller Inventory # RAPCORPOR

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Title: Biblical Corpora Representations of ...

Publisher: T & T Clark

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<div>The book is organized by genre of biblical literature. First, the priestly literature articulates a binary concept of disability as impure and passive, i.e. as ?other' to the pure, holy, and active. By contrast, in the prophetic literature and the Psalms, images of disability structure communication among God, prophets, leaders, and people. Here, disability does not simply mean impurity; its valuation depends on its possessor. Wisdom literature and narrative present figures (e.g. Job, Mephibosheth) whose innate or acquired disabilities are nevertheless placed, and not simply as impurities, within cosmic and social order. Although priestly literature seems anomalous, all strata of biblical literature use disability imagery not primarily to represent disabled persons, but mainly to represent the power of Israel's God. Physical norms and disability thus play a pervasive and previously neglected role in biblical categories of holy/unholy, pure/impure, election/rejection, and God/idols. <br/><p class=MsoNormal><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">This book provides a literary critical method focused on representation in the canonical form of the text allows a comprehensive view of how images of disability operate in relation to major concepts, and also provides a foundation for studies in the history of interpretation. All discussion of biblical passages and books draw on existing historical studies as a necessary precondition for understanding.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></p></div>>

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Rebecca Raphael is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University, San Marcos in San Marcos, Texas.

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