Hebrews between Cultures: Group Portraits and National Literature

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Indiana University Press, Apr 22, 1999 - Religion - 760 pages

The Poetics of Biblical Narrative, Sternberg's last book, established a new level of sophistication for biblical analysis. In Hebrews between Cultures, he shifts his focus from individual identity to the group, in this case the Hebrews. Sternberg's analysis of the development in the Bible of the Hebrew identity (and alternate identities) is brilliant, challenging, intellectually rigorous and unusual, and almost always unexpected and dramatic.

 

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An issue central to Jewish historical study is the difficulty in defining the similarities and differences between the designations of Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews. Why do Jews speak Hebrew? Why do ... Read full review

Contents

CultureBlindness I
1
Stereotypes Metastereotypes
155
The Translated Self in Adverse Encounter
206
Three
259
Intergroup Dramas in the Secret Life
279
Echoing
378
Outside Parallel and Internal Process
426
Toward a Fresh Start in the Reconstruction of Legaliterary
467
Loci Ranges and Teleologies
572
Updating or outdating? The program of successive coeternities
588
Systematizing Legal Communication
596
Alternative
605
Devolution of and
617
Notes
639
Works Cited
673
Indexes
687

Law Narrative and the Poetics of Genesis
520
Rebridging with Updating across Distance
563

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Meir Sternberg is author of The Poetics of Biblical Narrative and other books and numerous articles.

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