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Author Lanner, Laurel.

Title "Who will lament her?" : the feminine and the fantastic in the book of Nahum / Laurel Lanner
Published New York : T & T Clark, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 434
Playing the texts ; 11
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 434
Playing the texts ; 11
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Issues in Nahum and Oracles Against the Nations studies -- The religious and political extra-text of Nahum -- Reading Nahum for gender and identity -- The presence of the feminine in Nahum : selected exegesis -- The fantastic -- The fantastic and Nahum
Summary It is not surprising that non-academic bible readers largely ignore Nahum. Comprising only a few pages, it is easily overlooked in the midst of the twelve Minor Prophets. When a reader does stop in passing, the book appears to be brief, brutish, and uncomfortably violent. Looking more closely, however, readers may observe echoes of other much greater prophets, such as Isaiah and Ezekiel, perhaps even of the Psalms, and conclude that the book is a rather second-rate pastiche of other writings, although some rather brilliant poetry is woven into it. Who Will Lament Her? takes a fresh look at Nah
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Nahum -- Feminist criticism.
Fantastic, The, in the Bible.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567543978 (electronic bk.)
9780567543974 (electronic bk.)