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Divining the Woman of Endor: African Culture, Postcolonial Hermeneutics, and the Politics of Biblical Translation (Library Of Hebrew Bible/old Testament Studies Series)

Hardback|Feb 2017
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:An examination of the language of divination in the Hebrew Bible, particularly in 1 Samuel 28:3-25-the oft-called "Witch of Endor" passage. Kiboko contends that much of the vocabulary of divination in this passage and beyond has been mistranslated in authorized...


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:An examination of the language of divination in the Hebrew Bible, particularly in 1 Samuel 28:3-25-the oft-called "Witch of Endor" passage. Kiboko contends that much of the vocabulary of divination in this passage and beyond has been mistranslated in authorized English and other translations used in Africa and in scholarly writings. Kiboko argues that the woman of Endor is not a witch. The woman of Endor is, rather, a diviner, much like other ancient Near Eastern and modern African diviners. She resists an inner-biblical conquest theology and a monologic authoritarian view of divination to assist King Saul by various means, including invoking the spirit of a departed person, Samuel. Kiboko carries out a Hebrew word-study shaped by the theories of Mikhail M. Bakhtin regarding the utterance, heteroglossia, and dialogism in order to understand the designative, connotative, emotive, and associative meanings of the many divinatory terms in the Hebrew Bible. She then examines 1 Samuel 28 and a number of prior translations thereof, using the ideological framework of African-feminist-postcolonial biblical interpreters and translation theories to uncover the hidden ideology or transcript of these translations. Finally, using African contextual/cultural hermeneutics and cross-cultural translation theory, Kiboko offers new English, French, and Kisanga translations of this passage that are both faithful to the original text and more appropriate to an inculturated-liberation African Christian hermeneutic, theology, and praxis.
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  • Catalogue Code 499834
  • Product Code 9780567673671
  • ISBN 0567673677
  • EAN 9780567673671
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Feb 2017
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 30mm
  • Weight 0.629kg
  • :preface Acknowledgementsabbreviationsprologue: A Man-woman From The <i>disanga</i> Reads The Bible From A Post-colonial Place1. Introduction: Translating Divination And Crossing The <i>disanga</i> Of Life2. Cross-dressing Method: Translation At The <i>disanga</i> Of Theory3. Locating A Path Through The Jungle Of Divination4. Crossing The <i>disanga </i>of Life And Beyond In The Hebrew Bible: A Bakhtinian Word Study Of The Language Of Divination5. The Literary Context: Reading 1 Samuel 28 Through A Feminist <i>musanga</i> Contextual / Cultural Lens 6. 1 Samuel 28 At The <i>disanga</i>: Three Inculturated-liberation 7. Meeting At The <i>disanga</i> Of Divination: Conclusions And Implicationsepilogue: Lessons Learned At The <i>disanga</i>bibliographyindex

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