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The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon (Library Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

Beal, Timothy, Camp, Claudia V.

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2012. Reprint. Paperback. Celebrating the five hundred Editor(s): Camp, Claudia V.; Beal, Timothy; Linafelt, Tod. Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. Num Pages: 346 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HRCF1; HRCG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 157 x 20. Weight in Grams: 508. The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon. Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. 346 pages, black & white illustrations. Editor(s): Camp, Claudia V.; Beal, Timothy; Linafelt, Tod. Celebrating the five hundred. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: HRCF1; HRCG. Dimension: 234 x 157 x 20. Weight: 508. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780567434654

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<div><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Celebrating the five hundredth volume, this Festschrift honors David M. Gunn, one of the founders of the <em>Journal of Old Testament Studies,</em> later the <em>Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies</em>, and offers essays representing cutting-edge interpretations of the David material in the Hebrew Bible and later literary and popular culture.<?xml:namespace prefix = u1 /><u1:p></u1:p></span><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: 'Arial Unicode MS'"> </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Essays in Part One, <i>Relating to David</i>, present David in relationship to other characters in Samuel. These essays demonstrate the value of close reading, analysis of literary structure, and creative, disciplined readerly imagination in interpreting biblical texts in general and understanding the character of David in particular.<u1:p></u1:p></span> <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Part Two, <i>Reading David</i>, expands the narrative horizon. These essays analyze the use of the David character in larger biblical narrative contexts. David is understood as a literary icon that communicates and disrupts meaning in different ways in different context. More complex modes of interpretation enter in, including theories of metaphor, memory and history, psychoanalysis, and post-colonialism.<u1:p></u1:p></span> <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Part Three, <i>Singing David</i>, shifts the focus to the portrayal of David as singer and psalmist, interweaving in mutually informative ways both with visual evidence from the ancient Near East depicting court musicians and with the titles and language of the biblical psalms.<u1:p></u1:p></span> <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Part Four, <i>Receiving David</i>, highlights moments in the long history of interpretation of the king in popular culture, including poetry, visual art, theatre, and children's literature. <u1:p></u1:p></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Finally, the essays in Part Five, <i>Re-locating David</i>, represent some of the intellectually and ethically vital interpretative work going on in contexts outside the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:country-region u2:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region> and <st1:place u2:st="on">Europe</st1:place>.<u1:p></u1:p></span><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> <u1:p></u1:p></span></div>>

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Celebrating the five hundredth volume, this Festschrift honors David M. Gunn, one of the founders of the Journal of Old Testament Studies, later the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, and offers essays representing cutting-edge interpretations of the David material in the Hebrew Bible and later literary and popular culture. Essays in Part One, Relating to David, present David in relationship to other characters in Samuel. These essays demonstrate the value of close reading, analysis of literary structure, and creative, disciplined readerly imagination in interpreting biblical texts in general and understanding the character of David in particular. Part Two, Reading David, expands the narrative horizon. These essays analyze the use of the David character in larger biblical narrative contexts. David is understood as a literary icon that communicates and disrupts meaning in different ways in different context. More complex modes of interpretation enter in, including theories of metaphor, memory and history, psychoanalysis, and post-colonialism. Part Three, Singing David, shifts the focus to the portrayal of David as singer and psalmist, interweaving in mutually informative ways both with visual evidence from the ancient Near East depicting court musicians and with the titles and language of the biblical psalms. Part Four, Receiving David, highlights moments in the long history of interpretation of the king in popular culture, including poetry, visual art, theatre, and children's literature. Finally, the essays in Part Five, Re-locating David, represent some of the intellectually and ethically vital interpretative work going on in contexts outside the U.S. and Europe.

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