The Construction of Shame in the Hebrew Bible: The Prophetic Contribution

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A&C Black, Apr 30, 2002 - Religion - 196 pages
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This book explores the phenomenon of shame in the Hebrew bible. It focuses particularly on the major prophets, because shame vocabulary is most prominent there. Shame has been widely discussed in the literature of psychology and anthropology; the book discusses the findings of both disciplines in some detail. It emphasises the social-anthropological honour/shame model, which a considerable number of biblical scholars since the early 1990s have embraced enthusiastically. The author highlights the shortcomings of this heuristic model and proposes a number of alternative critical approaches.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 SHAME AND BIBLICAL LITERATURE
25
Chapter 2 SHAME AND ISAIAH
87
Chapter 3 SHAME AND JEREMIAH
110
Chapter 4 SHAME AND EZEKIEL
129
Conclusion
165
Bibliography
174
Index of References
188
Index of Authors
195
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Johanna Stiebert is Lecturer of Hebrew Studies at the University of Botswana.