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Writing and reading war [electronic resource] : rhetoric, gender, and ethics in biblical and modern contexts / edited by Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames ; foreword by Susan Niditch.

Contributor(s): Kelle, Brad E, 1973- | Ames, Frank Ritchel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Symposium series (Society of Biblical Literature): no. 42.Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 265 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781589833982 (electronic library copy); 1589833988 (electronic library copy).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | War -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | War -- Biblical teaching | Rhetoric -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Sex role -- Biblical teaching | Jewish ethics | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Writing and reading war.DDC classification: 221.8/35502 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The meaning of war : definitions for the study of war in ancient Israelite literature / Frank Ritchel Ames -- Military valor and kingship : a book-oriented approach to the study of a major war theme / Jacob L. Wright -- Fighting in writing : warfare in histories of ancient Israel / Megan Bishop Moore -- Assyrian military practices and Deuteronomy's laws of warfare / Michael G. Hasel -- Assyrian siege warfare imagery and the background of a biblical curse / Jeremy D. Smoak -- Wartime rhetoric : prophetic metaphorization of cities as female / Brad E. Kelle -- Family metaphors and social conflict in Hosea / Alice A. Keefe -- "We have seen the enemy, and he is only a 'she'" : the portrayal of warriors as women / Claudia D. Bergmann -- Conquest reconfigured : recasting warfare in the redaction of Joshua / L. Daniel Hawk -- "Go back by the way you came" : an internal textual critique of Elijah's violence in 1 Kings 18-19 / Frances Flannery -- Shifts in Israelite war ethics and early Jewish historiography of plundering / Brian Kvasnica -- Gideon at Thermopylae? : on the militarization of miracle in biblical narrative and "battle maps" / Daniel L. Smith-Christopher.
Summary: War is not only waged on the battlefield, but is written and read in contexts that influence meaning and reception. The essays in this collection examine how ancient Israelites wrote about war and how war-related texts in the Hebrew Bible have been read in ancient and modern contexts. They explore writing and reading war in contexts ranging from ancient Israel to early Judaism to contemporary Christianity. The contributors apply a variety of historical, literary, and comparative methods to biblical texts and present new perspectives on the rhetoric, gender, and ethics of war. A foreword by Susan Niditch and introduction by Victor H. Matthews offer a literature review of recent major works in this field and orient readers to past research and future directions for the study of the discourse and realities of war. --From publisher's description.
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The meaning of war : definitions for the study of war in ancient Israelite literature / Frank Ritchel Ames -- Military valor and kingship : a book-oriented approach to the study of a major war theme / Jacob L. Wright -- Fighting in writing : warfare in histories of ancient Israel / Megan Bishop Moore -- Assyrian military practices and Deuteronomy's laws of warfare / Michael G. Hasel -- Assyrian siege warfare imagery and the background of a biblical curse / Jeremy D. Smoak -- Wartime rhetoric : prophetic metaphorization of cities as female / Brad E. Kelle -- Family metaphors and social conflict in Hosea / Alice A. Keefe -- "We have seen the enemy, and he is only a 'she'" : the portrayal of warriors as women / Claudia D. Bergmann -- Conquest reconfigured : recasting warfare in the redaction of Joshua / L. Daniel Hawk -- "Go back by the way you came" : an internal textual critique of Elijah's violence in 1 Kings 18-19 / Frances Flannery -- Shifts in Israelite war ethics and early Jewish historiography of plundering / Brian Kvasnica -- Gideon at Thermopylae? : on the militarization of miracle in biblical narrative and "battle maps" / Daniel L. Smith-Christopher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-240) and indexes.

War is not only waged on the battlefield, but is written and read in contexts that influence meaning and reception. The essays in this collection examine how ancient Israelites wrote about war and how war-related texts in the Hebrew Bible have been read in ancient and modern contexts. They explore writing and reading war in contexts ranging from ancient Israel to early Judaism to contemporary Christianity. The contributors apply a variety of historical, literary, and comparative methods to biblical texts and present new perspectives on the rhetoric, gender, and ethics of war. A foreword by Susan Niditch and introduction by Victor H. Matthews offer a literature review of recent major works in this field and orient readers to past research and future directions for the study of the discourse and realities of war. --From publisher's description.

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