Contesting Claims and Divine Inscrutability in 2 Samuel 16: 5-14
1.For examples of the many new directions in which biblical studies has gone in recent years, see e.g., Fernando Segovia and Mary Ann Tolbert, eds., Reading from this Place: Volume 1: Social Location and Biblical Interpretation in the United States; Volume 2: Social Location and Biblical Interpretation in Global Perspective (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1995); A.K.M. Adam, Faithful Interpretation: Reading the Bible in a Postmodern World (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006); John J. Pilch, Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible: Essays by the Context Group in Honor of Bruce Malina (New York and Leiden: Brill, 2001); Silvia Schroer and Sophia Bietenhard, Feminist Interpretation of the Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press 2003).
2.Lawrence Boadt, in his review of The New Interpreters Bible, Vol. 1, General Articles on the Old Testament; Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus, BQ 58/2 (1996): 326-327, highlights the current situation in introducing the Pentateuch. Joseph Blenkinsopp carefully introduces the present state of historical scholarship regarding sources, editors, etc., all of which is ignored in the commentaries on Genesis and Exodus by Terence Fretheim and Walter Brueggemann, respectively.
3.Cf. some recent work in the area, e.g., Edgar W. Conrad, Reading the Latter Prophets: Toward a New Canonical Criticism (New York: Continuum, 2003); Mark G. Brett, Biblical Criticism in Crisis?: The Impact of the Canonical Approach on Old Testament Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); William G. Lyons, Canon and Exegesis: Canonical Praxis and the Sodom Narrative (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002); Rolf...
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