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Political Satire in the Bible (review)

Political Satire in the Bible (review) Hebrew Studies 41 (2000) Reviews POLITICAL SATIRE IN THE BIBLE. By Ze'ev Weisman. SBL Semeia Studies 32. pp. xii + 175. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1998. Paper, $19.95. In Political Satire in the Bible, Ze'ev Weisman has assembled and analyzed biblical texts from a wide variety of literary genres to demonstrate the existence and multiformity of political satire in the Hebrew Scriptures. Beginning with a short methodological discussion of the term "satire," he proceeds first to illustrate its most compact form in names and nicknames, and their derivations from animals or other terms with a pejorative connotation. Next he looks at the short satirical fables of latham (ludg 9:8-15) and lehoash (2 Kgs 14:9-10) showing how the form and substance of the fables contribute to their satirical thrusts. Chapter 4 is devoted to two other short narratives, the tower of Babel tale (Gen 11:1-9) and the episode in which Saul prophesies (1 Sam 19:20-24), texts considered together here because both issue in etiological explanations-of the name Babel and of the saying "Is Saul also among the prophets?" In the next three chapters, Weisman turns to prophetic literature, in particular to the oracles against the nations, for poetic examples http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Political Satire in the Bible (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 41 (1) – Oct 5, 2000

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Hebrew Studies 41 (2000) Reviews POLITICAL SATIRE IN THE BIBLE. By Ze'ev Weisman. SBL Semeia Studies 32. pp. xii + 175. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1998. Paper, $19.95. In Political Satire in the Bible, Ze'ev Weisman has assembled and analyzed biblical texts from a wide variety of literary genres to demonstrate the existence and multiformity of political satire in the Hebrew Scriptures. Beginning with a short methodological discussion of the term "satire," he proceeds first to illustrate its most compact form in names and nicknames, and their derivations from animals or other terms with a pejorative connotation. Next he looks at the short satirical fables of latham (ludg 9:8-15) and lehoash (2 Kgs 14:9-10) showing how the form and substance of the fables contribute to their satirical thrusts. Chapter 4 is devoted to two other short narratives, the tower of Babel tale (Gen 11:1-9) and the episode in which Saul prophesies (1 Sam 19:20-24), texts considered together here because both issue in etiological explanations-of the name Babel and of the saying "Is Saul also among the prophets?" In the next three chapters, Weisman turns to prophetic literature, in particular to the oracles against the nations, for poetic examples

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Published: Oct 5, 2000

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