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The Resource The biography of ancient Israel : national narratives in the Bible, Ilana Pardes, (electronic resource)

The biography of ancient Israel : national narratives in the Bible, Ilana Pardes, (electronic resource)

Label
The biography of ancient Israel : national narratives in the Bible
Title
The biography of ancient Israel
Title remainder
national narratives in the Bible
Statement of responsibility
Ilana Pardes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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DLC
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Pardes, Ilana
Dewey number
296.3/1172
LC call number
BS1225.5
LC item number
.P37 2000
Series statement
Contraversions
Series volume
14
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  • Bible as literature
  • Jewish nationalism
Summary expansion
The nation--particularly in Exodus and Numbers--is not an abstract concept but rather a grand character whose history is fleshed out with remarkable literary power. In her innovative exploration of national imagination in the Bible, Pardes highlights the textual manifestations of the metaphor, the many anthropomorphisms by which a collective character named "Israel" springs to life. She explores the representation of communal motives, hidden desires, collective anxieties, the drama and suspense embedded in each phase of the nation's life: from birth in exile, to suckling in the wilderness, to a long process of maturation that has no definite end. In the Bible, Pardes suggests, history and literature go hand in hand more explicitly than in modern historiography, which is why the Bible serves as a paradigmatic case for examining the narrative base of national constructions. Pardes calls for a consideration of the Bible's penetrating renditions of national ambivalence. She reads the rebellious conduct of the nation against the grain, probing the murmurings of the people, foregrounding their critique of the official line. The Bible does not provide a homogeneous account of nation formation, according to Pardes, but rather reveals points of tension between different perceptions of the nation's history and destiny. This fresh and beautifully rendered portrayal of the history of ancient Israel will be of vital interest to anyone interested in the Bible, in the interrelations of literature and history, in nationhood, in feminist thought, and in psychoanalysis
Label
The biography of ancient Israel : national narratives in the Bible, Ilana Pardes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-194) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000111852
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520211100
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99027865
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000111852
Label
The biography of ancient Israel : national narratives in the Bible, Ilana Pardes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-194) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000111852
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520211100
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99027865
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000111852

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