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The Resource Disability studies and the Hebrew Bible : figuring Mephibosheth in the David story, Jeremy Schipper

Disability studies and the Hebrew Bible : figuring Mephibosheth in the David story, Jeremy Schipper

Label
Disability studies and the Hebrew Bible : figuring Mephibosheth in the David story
Title
Disability studies and the Hebrew Bible
Title remainder
figuring Mephibosheth in the David story
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Schipper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This unique interdisciplinary book uses a fresh approach to explore issues of disability in the Hebrew Bible. It examines how disability functions in the David Story (1 Samuel 16; 1 Kings 2) by paying special attention to Mephibosheth, the only biblical character with a disability as a sustained character trait. The David Story contains some of the Bible's most striking images of disability. Nonetheless, interpreters tend to focus on legal material rather than narratives when studying disability in the Hebrew Bible. Often, they neglect the David Story's complex use of disability. They overlook its use of disability imagery as open to critical interpretation because its stereotypical meanings may seem so commonplace and transparent. Yet recent work in the burgeoning field of disability studies presents disability as a complicated motif that demands more critical engagement than it typically receives. Informed by exciting developments in the field, it argues that the David Story employs disability imagery as a subtle mode of narrating and organizing various ideological positions regarding national identity
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schipper, Jeremy
Dewey number
221.8/3624
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies
  • T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Series volume
441
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mephibosheth
  • David
  • People with disabilities
Label
Disability studies and the Hebrew Bible : figuring Mephibosheth in the David story, Jeremy Schipper
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-147) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • "He was grounded, surrounded, with nothing to say" : biblical criticism, disability studies, and Mephibosheth
  • "My teacher Mephibosheth, is my decision right?" : Mephibosheth in the history of interpretation
  • A body fit for a king : disability and the politics of royal representation in the Ancient Near East
  • Disabling boundaries : problematizing disability and Mephibosheth in the David story
  • "Why do you still speak of your affairs?" : conclusions and implications of this study
Control code
ocn747101217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 158 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567162540
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747101217
Label
Disability studies and the Hebrew Bible : figuring Mephibosheth in the David story, Jeremy Schipper
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-147) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • "He was grounded, surrounded, with nothing to say" : biblical criticism, disability studies, and Mephibosheth
  • "My teacher Mephibosheth, is my decision right?" : Mephibosheth in the history of interpretation
  • A body fit for a king : disability and the politics of royal representation in the Ancient Near East
  • Disabling boundaries : problematizing disability and Mephibosheth in the David story
  • "Why do you still speak of your affairs?" : conclusions and implications of this study
Control code
ocn747101217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 158 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567162540
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747101217

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