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Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible

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This text uses a fresh approach to explore issues of disability in the Hebrew Bible. It examines how disability functions into the David Story (1 Samuel 16; 1 Kings 2) by paying special attention to Mephibosheth, the only biblical character...


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This text uses a fresh approach to explore issues of disability in the Hebrew Bible. It examines how disability functions into the David Story (1 Samuel 16; 1 Kings 2) by paying special attention to Mephibosheth, the only biblical character with a di
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Jeremy Schipper

Jeremy Schipper (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is a Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the author of Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible (T&T Clark, 2006) and the co-editor with Hector Avalos and Sarah Melcher of This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies (Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) and Proverbs of Ashes: Conflict and Parables in the Hebrew Bible. This book will examine the relationship between parables, genre, and conflict in the Hebrew Bible.

  • Chapter One - "he Was Grounded, Surrounded, With Nothing To Say": Mephibosheth, Biblical Criticism And Disability Studies.; Chapter Two - "my Teacher Mephibosheth, Is My Decision Right?": Mephibosheth In The History Of Interpretation.; Chapter Three - A Body Fit For A King: Disability And The Politics Of Royal Representation In The Ancient Near East.; Chapter Four - Disabling Boundaries: Mephibosheth And The Problems Of Flat Interpretation.; Chapter Five - "why Do You Still Speak Of Your Affairs?": Conclusions And Implications Of This Study.

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