Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel

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Sharon Moughtin-Mumby considers the often unrecognised impact of different approaches to metaphor on readings of the prophtic sexual and marital metaphorical language. She outlines a practical and consciously simplified approach to metaphor, placing strong emphasis on the influence of literary context on metaphorical meaning. Drawing on this approach, she read Hosea 4-14, Jeremiah 2:1-4:4, Isaiah, Ezekiel 16 and 23, and Hosea 1-3 with fresh eyes. Her lucid new readings reveal the way in which scholarship has repeatedly stifled the prophetic metaphorical language by reading it within the 'default contexts' of 'the marriage metaphor' and 'cultic prostitution', which for so many years have been simply assumed. Readers are encouraged instead to read these diverse metaphors and similes within their distinctive literary contexts in which they have the potential to rise vividly to life, provoking the question: how are we to respond to these disquieting, powerful texts in the midst of the Hebrew Bible?
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OUP Oxford
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Published on
Jun 5, 2008
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9780191528835
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / General
Religion / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
Religion / Biblical Meditations / General
Religion / Judaism / General
Social Science / Jewish Studies
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Groups are invited to build their own Diddy Disciples sessions, choosing from different options. Leaders can use the material to create a service to follow the pattern of their church’s Sunday worship, a simple midweek baby and toddler singing session, or anything in between!

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Over 20 weeks’ worth of fully worked-out sessions organized into 4-6 week units from September to December
All the information you need to set up and run Diddy Disciples in your group
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