Imagining the Other and Constructing Israelite Identity in the Early Second Temple Period (Library Of Hebrew Bible/old Testament Studies Series)
:This 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...
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:This 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 not fit social constructions of normalness? 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).
Ehud Ben Zvi is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alberta, Ed monton, Alberta, Canada.
- :abbreviations<i>diana V. Edelman</i> Introduction <i>jeremiah W. Cataldo</i> 1. The Other: Sociological Perspectives In A Post-colonial Age <i>ehud Ben Zvi</i> 2. 'othering, Selfing, 'boundarying' And 'crossing-boundarying' As Interwoven With Socially Shared Memories: Some Observations <i>diana V. Edelman</i> 3. Yhwh's Othering Of Israel <i>kre Berge</i> 4. Categorical Identities: 'ethnified Otherness And Sameness'-a Tool For Understanding Boundary Negotiation In The Pentateuch? <i>mark G. Brett</i> 5. Natives And Immigrants In The Social Imagination Of The Holiness School <i>claudia V. Camp</i> 6. Gender And Identity In The Book Of Numbers <i>carey Walsh</i> 7. Women On The Edge <i>anne-mareike Wetter</i> 8. Ruth-a Born-again Israelite? One Woman's Journey Through Space And Time <i>robert L. Cohn</i> 9. Overcoming Otherness In The Book Of Ruth <i>terje Stordalen</i> 10. Imagined And Forgotten Communities: Othering In The Story Of Josiah's Reform (2 Kings 23) <i>suzanne Gilmayr-bucher</i> 11. Jonah And The Other: A Discourse On Interpretative Competence <i>jean-daniel Macchi</i> 12. Denial, Deception Or Force: How To Deal With Powerful Others In The Book Of Esther <i>tamara Cohn Eskenazi</i> 13. Imagining The Other In The Construction Of Judahite Identity In Ezra-nehemiah <i>tobias Funke</i> 14. Phinehas And The Other Priests In Ben Sira And 1 Maccabees <i>rebecca Raphael</i> 15. Disability, Identity, And Otherness In Persian Period Israelite Thought <i>anke Dorman</i> 16. The Other Others-a Qumran Perspective On Disability Bibliography