Download e-book for kindle: Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and by Saul M. Olyan

By Saul M. Olyan

psychological and actual incapacity, ubiquitous in texts of the Hebrew Bible, the following obtain an intensive remedy. Olyan seeks to reconstruct the Hebrew Bible's specific rules of what's disabling and their capability social ramifications. Biblical representations of incapacity and biblical type schemas - either particular and implicit - are in comparison to these of the Hebrew Bible's higher historical West Asian cultural context, and to these of the later Jewish biblical interpreters who produced the lifeless Sea Scrolls. This research can help the reader achieve a deeper and extra sophisticated figuring out of the ways that biblical writers developed hierarchically major distinction and privileged sure teams (e.g. people with 'whole' our bodies) over others (e.g. people with actual 'defects'). It additionally explores how historic interpreters of the Hebrew Bible reminiscent of the Qumran sectarians reproduced and reconfigured prior biblical notions of incapacity and previous class types for his or her personal contexts and ends.

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