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Published: 26 July 2012

298 Pages


ISBN: 9780199656776

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Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible

A Subversive Collaboration

Melissa Jackson

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • A book on the rarely explored subject of the use of comedy/humour in the Hebrew Bible
  • Uses comedy/humour as an interpretive lens for the Bible, presenting an interpretative method suitable for use on other biblical texts
  • Looks at the relationship between comedy and feminist-critical interpretation
  • Chapters address particular biblical characters, a number of whom are marginal in scholarship
  • Informs consideration of the social implications of Hebrew Studies and has relevance for the understanding of other approaches, such as ethnicity, and post-colonial studies.