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Tchavdar S. Hadjiev

because we disagree with the message of liberation, but because we struggle to relate to that message on a personal level. Our circumstances in life do not resemble in any meaningful way the Hebrew slavery, and, consequently, we find it hard to identify with the main protagonists of the story. Living in

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Creation – Loneliness – Incest – Death


A Freudian/Derridean Reading of the Garden Story


Dmitri Slivniak

). However, in this very statement he reaffirms, in fact, his loneliness, since he is stating (1) the insufficiency of the “normal” (“natural”) process of creation that brought to life all the living things including himself; and (2) the difference between the “helper,” which is, in a certain sense, his own

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Hisako Kinukawa

key-concept for feminist critical analyses of biblical texts, but the patriarchy which we Japanese have experienced is very different from that of other countries and distinctively close to that of first century Palestine. a. The Emperor ,System (1) Emperor as a Living God Patriarchy in Japan climaxed

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Robert Wall

-14; cf. 2:18-19). Rather than being motivated by pious devotion to God, they exploit the loyalty of the commu- nity for monetary gain (2:3) in clear violation of 1 Peter’s exhor- tation to the community’s teachers to be content in the humble circumstances of one’s life (5:1-5; cf. Jas 4:1-10). The

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Adam

Samaritan woman of John 4 (“you saw me first / living water to quench my thirst”), 10 the narrator affirms lifelong love for the Other. e song touches the notes from John 4 so gently, though, that the song can simply be heard as a promise of one lover’s affection for another who, by changing the beloved’s life

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Simon Butticaz

fictional “configuration,” Paul’s life becomes a living witness of the God of Easter and of this God’s transforming power: Paul’s lethal past is no longer a dark and sterile parenthesis; it is the necessary backdrop for the demonstration of the resurrection action of God in history.
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Brennan Breed

does anyone doubt the causal connection between motivation and the fear of God. 95 Biblical wisdom literature simply assumes that one is motivated to fear Yhwh by the benefits that one accrues; this is the foundation of the rhetoric to “seek wisdom” and thus live a comfortble life and aquire good

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JO-ANN A. Brant

revelation of Jesus' character is not limited to his words and deeds. In order to see the lover in John's Gospel, the reader must look at Jesus through the eyes of those who love him. If one approaches the Gospel of John as a story, then one finds characters, including Jesus, motivated by a form of love best

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Jennifer Glancy

first-century life among farmers, shepherds, and fishermen, summaries that neglect to mention the prevalence of slaves and slaveholders in the parables. Taking note of casual and incidental references to slaves in ancient texts is a crucial habit of reading I adopted from Bradley.
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Jennifer Glancy

. Stories. Telling such stories can be a useful hermeneutical exercise. The stories have more or less historical plausibility. In the end, however, we are unable to know what events motivated the letter. Harrill introduces another story into Philemon scholarship, but I can’t tell how seriously he wants us