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- DescriptionThis volume sheds light on how particular constructions of the 'Other' contributed to an ongoing process of defining what 'Israel' or an 'Israelite' was, or was supposed to be in literature taken to be authoritative in the late Persian and Early Hellenistic periods. It asks, who is an insider and who an outsider? Are boundaries permeable? Are there different ideas expressed within individual books? What about constructions of the (partial) 'Other' from inside, e.g., women, people whose body did t fit social constructions of rmalness? It includes chapters dealing with theoretical issues and case studies, and addresses similar issues from the perspective of groups in the late Second Temple period so as to shed light on processes of continuity and discontinuity on these matters. Preliminary forms of five of the contributions were presented in Thessaloniki in 2011 in the research programme, 'Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period,' at the Annual Meeting of European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS).
- Author BiographyEhud Ben Zvi is Professor in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, Canada. Diana V. Edelman is Research Associate, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication25/09/2014
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Series TitleThe Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintT.& T.Clark Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight685 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byDiana Vikander Edelman,Ehud Ben Zvi
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