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Author Fields, Weston W.

Title Sodom and Gomorrah : history and motif in Biblical narrative / Weston W. Fields
Published Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997
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Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 231
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 231
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 THE MOTIF: 'THE STRANGER IN YOUR GATES'; Chapter 3 SUBMOTIFS RELATED TO THE TREATMENT OF SOCIETAL OUTSIDERS; Chapter 4 SUBMOTIFS RELATED TO TIME AND SPACE; Chapter 5 THE SUBMOTIF: 'SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF STRANGERS'; Chapter 6 THE SUBMOTIF 'DESTRUCTION OF A CITY BY FIRE'; Chapter 7 MOTIF AND MESSAGE: POLITICAL POLEMICS ASSOCIATED WITH THE 'STRANGER IN YOUR GATES' MOTIF; Chapter 8 THE REUSE AND AMPLIFICATION OF THE SODOM TRADITION IN THE HEBREW BIBLE; Chapter 9 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References
Summary According to Fields, biblical narrative is didactic socio-religious commentary on human experience, reflected in 'history', and that such 'history' is a way of describing the conceptual universe of the ancient authors. Biblical narrative is strikingly free of abstract formulations but encapsulates abstract reflections, within recurring literary motifs, and by the reporting of 'historical information'. This perception of biblical narrative is strikingly illustrated by an analysis of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19). The motifs of the Sodom tradition are compared with those in the st
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-210) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Genesis, XIX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Joshua, II -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Judges, XIX-XXI -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, Narrative
Bible. Old Testament.
Narration in the Bible.
Strangers in the Bible.
Oude Testament.
Vreemdelingen.
Narration in the Bible.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Strangers in the Bible.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567062619
9780567062611