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Author Bier, Miriam J.

Title Perhaps there is hope : reading Lamentations as a polyphony of pain, penitence, and protest / by Miriam J. Bier
Published New York : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015
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Series The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies ; v.603
The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 -- INTRODUCTION; 1. Introduction; 2. Introduction to Lamentations; 3. Theodic and Antitheodic Readings of Lamentations; 4. The Dialogism of the Idea and the Polyphonic Text; 5. Point of View in the Polyphonic Text; 6. Conclusions; Chapter 2 -- READING LAMENTATIONS 1 AS A POLYPHONY; 1. Introduction to Lamentations 1: The Lamenter and Zion; 2. Lamentations 1: Analysis; 3. Overall Point of View: Lamentations 1; 4. Summary and Conclusions: Lamentations 1; 5. Postscript: The Disappearing Poet; Chapter 3 -- READING LAMENTATIONS 2 AS A POLYPHONY
1. Introduction to Lamentations 2: The Lamenter and Zion Aligned2. Analysis of Lamentations 2; 3. Overall Point of View: Lamentations 2; 4. Summary and Conclusions: Lamentations 2; 5. Postscript: The Deceptive Lamenter and the Disappearing Woman; Chapter 4 -- READING LAMENTATIONS 3 AS A POLYPHONY; 1. Introduction to Lamentations 3: The gbr and Authoritative Discourse; 2. Analysis of Lamentations 3; 3. Overall Point of View: Lamentations 3; 4. Summary and Conclusions: Lamentations 3; Chapter 5 -- READING LAMENTATIONS 4 AS A POLYPHONY; 1. Introduction to Lamentations 4: The Lamenter and bt-'my
2. Analysis of Lamentations 43. Overall Point of View: Lamentations 4; 4. Summary and Conclusions: Lamentations 4; Chapter 6 -- READING LAMENTATIONS 5 AS A POLYPHONY; 1. Introduction to Lamentations 5: The Communal Voice; 2. Analysis of Lamentations 5; 3. Overall Point of View: Lamentations 5; 4. Summary and Conclusions: Lamentations 5; Chapter 7 -- READING LAMENTATIONS AS A POLYPHONY; 1. Introduction; 2. Looking for a Monologic Message in Lamentations; 3. Reading Lamentations as a Polyphony; 4. What Is Invested? Theodicy and Antitheodicy as Apologetic for the Text
5. Conclusions: The Hermeneutical Implications of PolyphonyChapter 8 -- CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary Bier proposes here a strong new understanding of the Book of Lamentations, drawing on Bakhtinian ideas of multiple voices to analyse the poetic speaking voices within the text; examining their theological perspectives, and nuancing the interaction between them. Bier scrutinises interpretations of Lamentations, distinguishing between exegesis that reads Lamentations as a theodicy, in defense of God, and those that read it as an anti-theodicy, in defense of Zion. Rather than reductively adopting either of these approaches, this book advocates a dialogic approach to Lamentations, reading to hear the full polyphony of pain, penitence, and protest
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Subject Bible. Lamentations -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Lamentations.
RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Prophets
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567658376
9780567658371