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Author Boase, Elizabeth, 1963-

Title The fulfilment of doom? : the dialogic interaction between the book of Lamentations and the pre-exilic/early exilic prophetic literature / Elizabeth Boase
Published New York : T & T Clark, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 437
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 437
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents The personification of Jerusalem as female : prophetic motif and literary device -- The day of Yahweh : the relationship between Lamentations and the prophetic literature -- Sin and judgment in Lamentations and its relationship to the prophetic literature -- Lamentations as dialogic text
Summary It has long been noted that the book of Lamentations shares, at least in part, a theological outlook with the prophetic literature that the destruction of Jerusalem was the result of Yahweh's decisive action against the sins of the nation. Too often, however, this relationship has simply been presupposed, or assumed to be a relationship of shared perspective. To date, there has been no systematic exploration of how it is that Lamentations accepts and/or modifies the theological outlook of the prophetic literature. In addition, when the theology of the prophets has been discussed in relation to Lamentations, there has been a tendency to group all the prophetic books together as if they existed as a homogeneous whole, and shared amongst themselves a singular outlook. This tendency to simplify the theological complexity of the prophetic literature coincides with a similar tendency to reduce the theology of Lamentations to simple, monotheistic assertions. Drawing on the literary insights of Mikhail Bakhtin, this study aims to explore in detail the nature of the relationship between Lamentations and the pre-exilic/exilic prophetic literature. Drawing on the notions of dialogism, polyphony and double-voicing, the study argues that Lamentations enters into a dialogic relationship with prophetic literature, a relationship that both affirms and subverts that literature. Central to the acknowledgement of the dialogic interaction between Lamentations and the prophetic literature is the recognition of Lamentations as a multivalent, polyphonic text in which unmerged viewpoints exist in a tension-filled relationship
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Lamentations -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567048950 (electronic bk.)
9780567048950 (electronic bk.)