The Image, the Depths and the Surface: Multivalent Approaches to Biblical Study

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 5, 2002 - Religion - 147 pages
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The purpose of this book is to illustrate that reading is a subjective process which results in multivalent interpretations. This is the case whether one looks at a text in its historical contexts (the diachronic approach) or its literary contexts (the synchronic approach). Three representative texts are chosen from the Law (Genesis 2-3), the Writings (Isaiah 23) and the Prophets (Amos 5), and each is read first by way of historical analysis and then by literary analysis. Each text provides a number of variant interpretations and raises the question--is any one interpretation superior? What criteria do we use to measure this? Or is there value in the complementary nature of many approaches and many results?>

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Susan Gillingham is Fellow and Tutor in Theology, Worcester College, Oxford and University Lecturer in Old Testament at Oxford University.

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