OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

ISBN : 9780199664160

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著者: 
Diana Vikander Edelman; Ehud Ben Zvi
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544 ページ
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Hardcover
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167 x 236 mm
刊行日
2013年08月
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Social memory studies offer an under-utilised lens through which to approach the texts of the Hebrew Bible. In this volume, the range of associations and symbolic values evoked by twenty-one characters representing ancestors and founders, kings, female characters, and prophets are explored by a group of international scholars. The presumed social settings when most of the books comprising the TANAK had come into existence and were being read together as an emerging authoritative corpus are the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods. It is in this context then that we can profitably explore the symbolic values and networks of meanings that biblical figures encoded for the religious community of Israel in these eras, drawing on our limited knowledge of issues and life in Yehud and Judean diasporic communities in these periods. This is the first period when scholars can plausibly try to understand the mnemonic effects of these texts, which were understood to encode the collective experience members of the community, providing them with a common identity by offering a sense of shared past while defining aspirations for the future. The introduction and the concluding essay focus on theoretical and methodological issues that arise from analysing the Hebrew Bible in the framework of memory studies. The individual character studies, as a group, provide a kaleidoscopic view of the potentialities of using a social memory approach in Biblical Studies, with the essay on Cyrus written by a classicist, in order to provide an enriching perspective on how one biblical figure was construed in Greek social memory, for comparative purposes.

目次: 

Introduction
I: REMEMBERING ANCESTORS AND FOUNDERS
1. The Memory of Abraham in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Yehud/Judah
2. Remembering Jacob in the Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Era
3. Moses, the Royal Lawgiver
4. Exploring The Memory of Aaron in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Period Yehud
5. Remembering Joshua
II: REMEMBERING KINGS (ISRAELITE AND FOREIGNERS)
6. Saul, Hero and Villain
7. David in Israelite Social Memory
8. Solomon as Cultural Memory
9. Between Realpolitiker and Hero of Faith: Memories on Hezekiah in Biblical Traditions and Beyond
10. The Memory of Sennacherib in Late Persian Yehud
11. Rehabilitating Manasseh: Remembering King Manasseh in the Persian and Hellenistic Periods
12. Remembering Josiah
13. Nebuchadnezzar: History, Memory and Myth-Making in the Persian Period
14. Now You See Him, Now You Don t: Nabonidus in Jewish Memory
15. Remembering Cyrus the Persian: Exploring Monarchy and Freedom in Classical Greece
III: REMEMBERING FEMALE CHARACTERS
16. Tamar, from Victim to Mother of a Dynasty
17. Ruth: The Art of Memorising Past Enemies, Ambiguously
18. Why Remember Jezebela
IV: REMEMBERING PROPHETS
19. Exploring the Memory of Moses 'The Prophet' In Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Yehud/Judah
20. Isaiah a Memorable Prophet: Why Was Isaiah so Memorable in the Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Periodsa Some Observations
21. Remembering Jeremiah in the Persian Period
22. The Memory of Ezekiel in Postmonarchic Yehud
V: ADDITIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
23. Reflections on a Cognitive Theory of Culture and a Theory of Formalised Language for Late Biblical Studies

著者について: 

Diana V. Edelman is an independent scholar based in the UK. Her work focuses on the history, archaeology, literature and social memory of the ancient Southern Levant, especially in the Iron Age and the Persian period. ; Ehud Ben Zvi is a professor in History & Classics at the University of Alberta. He has authored or (co)-edited more than twenty volumes and written numerous essays primarily on ancient Israel, its intellectual history, social memory, historiography, and prophetic books.

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