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Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond

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This book highlights a variety of methodological approaches that reveal the complex and multifaceted construction of masculinity in biblical and post-biblical literature.

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The study of masculinity in the Bible is increasingly becoming established as a field of critical inquiry in biblical gender studies. This book highlights a variety of methodological approaches that reveal the complex and multifaceted construction of masculinity in biblical and post-biblical literature. It focuses uniquely and explicitly on men and the world they inhabit, documenting changes in the type of men and masculinities deemed legitimate, or illegitimate, across various social and historical contexts of the ancient Near East. At the same time, it interrogates readers’ assumptions about the writers’ positioning of male bodies, sexuality and relationships in a gender order created to reflect men’s interests, yet in need of constant reordering.

In this volume specific features of biblical masculinity are explored: the masculinity of less favoured sons in Genesis (Susan Haddox); the ideology of Temple masculinity in Chronicles (Roland Boer); the masculinity of Moses (Brian DiPalma); the performative nature of masculinity in the Sinai episode (David Clines); Deuteronomy’s regimentation of masculinity (Mark George); Joshua’s hegemonic masculinity in the Conquest Narrative (Ovidiu Creangă); Naaman’s disability in relation to ideologies of masculinity (Cheryl Strimple and Ovidiu Creangă); Job’s position as a man in charge in the Testament of Job (Maria Haralambakis); Priestly notions of sexuality in the covenant of the rainbow and circumcision in Genesis (Sandra Jacobs); Samson’s masculinity in terms of male honour (Ela Lazarewicz-Wyrzykowska); the popular depiction of Jeremiah as a ‘lamenting prophet’ against the book of Jeremiah’s male ideology (C.J. Patrick Davis); the gendered interaction of a Bible-study group with Daniel’s dreams (Andrew Todd). Finally, David Clines and Stephen Moore offer closing critical reflections that situate the book’s topics within a broader spectrum of issues in masculinity.

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Part I SUBORDINATING MEN, DESTABILIZING HEGEMONIES FAVOURED SONS AND SUBORDINATE MASCULINITIES Susan E. Haddox OF FINE WINE, INCENSE AND SPICES: THE UNSTABLE MASCULINE HEGEMONY OF THE BOOK OF CHRONICLES Roland Boer Part II FANTASIES OF (MALE) GOVERNANCE DE/CONSTRUCTING MASCULINITY IN EXODUS 1–4 Brian C. DiPalma DANCING AND SHINING AT SINAI: PLAYING THE MAN IN EXODUS 32–34 David J.A. Clines MASCULINITY AND ITS REGIMENTATION IN DEUTERONOMY Mark K. George VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF MASCULINITY: JOSHUA’S GENDER IN/STABILITY IN THE CONQUEST NARRATIVE (JOSH. 1–12) Ovidiu Creangă ‘AND HIS SKIN RETURNED LIKE A SKIN OF A LITTLE BOY’: MASCULINITY, DISABILITY AND THE HEALING OF NAAMAN Cheryl Strimple and Ovidiu Creangă ‘I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANYBODY, I AM THE RULER OF THIS LAND’: THE PORTRAYAL OF JOB IN THE TESTAMENT OF JOB Maria Haralambakis Part III LO(O)SING IT IN SEX AND TEARS DIVINE VIRILITY IN PRIESTLY REPRESENTATION: ITS MEMORY AND CONSUMMATION IN RABBINIC MIDRASH Sandra Jacobs SAMSON: MASCULINITY LOST (AND REGAINED?) Ela Lazarewicz-Wyrzykowska JEREMIAH, MASCULINITY AND HIS PORTRAYAL AS THE ‘LAMENTING PROPHET’ C.J. Patrick Davis Part IV BIBLICAL MEN GENDERING BIBLE-STUDY MEN DANIEL’S MASCULINITY DEBATED AND APPROPRIATED IN BIBLE-STUDY GROUPS Andrew Todd Part V REFLECTIONS FINAL REFLECTIONS ON BIBLICAL MASCULINITY David J.A. Clines FINAL REFLECTIONS ON BIBLICAL MASCULINITY Stephen D. Moore

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  1. Milena Kirova, The Bible and Critical Theory

    Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond is not just a ‘first of its kind’ book of collective research. It documents the efforts of a group of biblical scholars working on closely related thematic issues (and even methodological starting points), and is also a promise for further research, suggesting the emergence of a field that seems to be in the process of rapid development.

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Editor
Ovidiu Creangă
List Price
£60 / $95 / €70
Series
Bible in the Modern World, 33
Scholars' Price
£30 / $47.50 / €35
ISBN 13 hardback
978-1-907534-09-6
Format
Hardback
Page Extent
xiv + 273
Publication Date
Nov-10
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