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About this product
- Author(s)George W. Savran
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication05/04/2005
- GenreChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Series TitleJournal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintT.& T.Clark Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight584 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
- Table Of Contents1. Theophany as Type-Scene; Establishing the structure and the motifs of the theophany narrative; examination and critique of the form-critical model; justification for the type-scene model; 2. Preparation for Theophany; The separation of the protagonist from his everyday reality; establishing the location for theophany; the question of prior awareness and human initiative; 3. The Visual Representation of the Divine; The problem of visual representation of the Deity in biblical narrative; strategies for describing the visual encounter; the limitations of seeing and describing God; 4. Human Responses to Theophany; The question of human awareness of the divine and the varying responses; fear and fascination, hesitation and anxiety; the internal. transformation of the protagonist; 5. Externalization; How does the individual take leave of the divine and return to human society? How is the essence of the theophany reflected in a framework which addresses the community to which the protagonist returns? Theophany and prophetic leadership; theophany and ritual; 6. On The Lethal Nature of the Divine Presence; The fear of seeing God face to face; objectivity and subjectivity; fear of the divine and prophetic initiation; 7. Sinai Revisited: Theophany and Intertextuality; How do theophany texts relate to one another, and how can the encounters be compared and contrasted? Moses at Sinai and Elijah at Horeb; 8. From Theophany to Divine Journey; The transformation of the theophany narrative in post-exilic and apocalyptic literature; new trajectories for the divine-human encounter.
- Author BiographyGeorge Savran is Senior Lecturer in Bible Studies at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. He is the author of Telling and Retelling (1988) and has published widely on biblical narrative and biblical poetry.
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