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Sodom and Gomorrah [electronic resource] : history and motif in Biblical narrative / Weston W. Fields.

By: Fields, Weston W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 231.Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (228 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780567062611 (electronic bk.); 0567062619 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, Narrative | Narration in the Bible | Strangers in the Bible | Bible. Old Testament Genesis XIX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Old Testament Judges XIX-XXI -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Old Testament Joshua II -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. A.T. Gen�ese. XVIII-XIX -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. A.T. Juges. XIX -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. A.T. Josu�e II -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Narration dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | VreemdelingenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sodom and Gomorrah.DDC classification: 222/.066 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 THE MOTIF: 'THE STRANGER IN YOUR GATES'; Chapter 3 SUBMOTIFS RELATED TO THE TREATMENT OF SOCIETAL OUTSIDERS; Chapter 4 SUBMOTIFS RELATED TO TIME AND SPACE; Chapter 5 THE SUBMOTIF: 'SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF STRANGERS'; Chapter 6 THE SUBMOTIF 'DESTRUCTION OF A CITY BY FIRE'; Chapter 7 MOTIF AND MESSAGE: POLITICAL POLEMICS ASSOCIATED WITH THE 'STRANGER IN YOUR GATES' MOTIF; Chapter 8 THE REUSE AND AMPLIFICATION OF THE SODOM TRADITION IN THE HEBREW BIBLE; Chapter 9 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References.
Summary: According to Fields, biblical narrative is didactic socio-religious commentary on human experience, reflected in 'history', and that such 'history' is a way of describing the conceptual universe of the ancient authors. Biblical narrative is strikingly free of abstract formulations but encapsulates abstract reflections, within recurring literary motifs, and by the reporting of 'historical information'. This perception of biblical narrative is strikingly illustrated by an analysis of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19). The motifs of the Sodom tradition are compared with those in the st.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Hebrew University of Jerusalem), 1992.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-210) and indexes.

Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 THE MOTIF: 'THE STRANGER IN YOUR GATES'; Chapter 3 SUBMOTIFS RELATED TO THE TREATMENT OF SOCIETAL OUTSIDERS; Chapter 4 SUBMOTIFS RELATED TO TIME AND SPACE; Chapter 5 THE SUBMOTIF: 'SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF STRANGERS'; Chapter 6 THE SUBMOTIF 'DESTRUCTION OF A CITY BY FIRE'; Chapter 7 MOTIF AND MESSAGE: POLITICAL POLEMICS ASSOCIATED WITH THE 'STRANGER IN YOUR GATES' MOTIF; Chapter 8 THE REUSE AND AMPLIFICATION OF THE SODOM TRADITION IN THE HEBREW BIBLE; Chapter 9 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References.

According to Fields, biblical narrative is didactic socio-religious commentary on human experience, reflected in 'history', and that such 'history' is a way of describing the conceptual universe of the ancient authors. Biblical narrative is strikingly free of abstract formulations but encapsulates abstract reflections, within recurring literary motifs, and by the reporting of 'historical information'. This perception of biblical narrative is strikingly illustrated by an analysis of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19). The motifs of the Sodom tradition are compared with those in the st.

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