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Author: 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

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: 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

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: 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

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: 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

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: 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.
 Ancient literary

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: 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

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Samantha Joo

their questions but does not engage them. Unlike the jocular man who is always surrounded by people, he leads a very solitary life, sleeping in front of the TV by himself. But he is not alone for a lack of female companionship; women openly express their attraction for him. Yet he, a heterosexual man

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Hilary Marlow

a similar manner vv. 29-30 summarize the filling of this landscape with living beings (cf. Gen. 1.14-27). Here, as in Genesis, both the diversity and goodness of life are affirmed; interestingly, here Yhwh ‘looks at’ (ἐπέβλεψεν) the earth and then fills it with good things (v. 29), in contrast to

In: Biblical Interpretation

and Christianity Ra‘anan S. Boustan a , Alex P. Jassen b , and Calvin J. Roetzel b a) UCLA b) University of Minnesota In recent decades, the relationship between “violence” and “religion” in contemporary social and political life has increasingly become a press- ing subject of public discourse. The

In: Biblical Interpretation

interpret an ancient biblical text that evokes a metaphorical narrative violence towards children by taking into account the violence and death of real children in contemporary living memory. This intertextual perspective certainly goes beyond biblical criticism’s traditional focus on sources and

In: Biblical Interpretation