By Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine
The authoritative prestige of 'Prophecy' within the Bible poses a problem to the feminist readers. This problem is sharpened by means of the common symbolism in prophetic discourse of girl, spouse, mom, harlot and using what the amount name 'pornoprophetics'. during this assortment it's the ebook of Hosea that pulls exact consciousness, yet there also are articles on sexual violence and an introductory essay on prophecy itself as a literary phenomenon. This Feminist significant other deals a pointy war of words among the voice of the prophetic male and the resistance of the feminist reader. learn more... Hosea ; A reaction to "Hosea" / Carole R. Fontaine -- the feminine physique, the physique politic and the land : a sociopolitical examining of Hosea 1-2 / Alice A. Keefe -- Boxing Gomer : controlling the deviant girl in Hosea 1-3 / Yvonne Sherwood -- God is to Israel as husband is to spouse : the metaphoric battering of Hosea's spouse / Naomi Graetz -- fable and the displacement of delight : Hosea 2.4-17 / Francis Landy -- Hosea 1-3, Genesis 1-4 and masculist interpretation / John Goldingay -- Marital constancy and intimacy : a view from Hosea four / Mayer I. Gruber -- i'll smash your mom : the obliteration of a cultic position in Hosea 4.4-6 / Margaret S. Odell -- God as mom in Hosea eleven / Helen Schungel-Straumann -- lines of the goddess within the publication of Hosea / Marie-Theres Wacker -- The metaphorization of girl in prophetic speech : an research of Ezekiel 23 / Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes -- On prophetic propaganda and the politics of "love" : the case of Jeremiah / Athalya Brenner -- hope lower than the terebinths : on pornographic illustration within the Prophets : a reaction / Robert P. Carroll -- Rape as an army metaphor within the Hebrew Bible / Pamela Gordon and Harold C. Washington -- old close to jap treaty-curses and the last word texts of terror : a learn of the language of divine sexual abuse within the prophetic corpus / F. Rachel Magdalene -- Can God be depended on? : confronting the misleading God / Nancy R. Bowen
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Clements, 'Understanding the Book of Hosea7, RevExp 72 (1975) pp. 405-23. Clements argues for a Judean editing of the text of Hosea, and looks at the complex in chs. 1-3 from this perspective. FONTAINE Hosea 51 The reader without knowledge of Hebrew will probably wonder at the great range of modern translations given for a single passage in Hosea. This is due to the poor condition of the original text, which is second in difficulty only to the book of Job. Some speculate that the corrupt state of the text is a result of the adverse effects of political and social turmoil during the period in which it was written and smuggled to safety in Judah.
This recurrent accusation is socially devastating. It therefore remains to be asked if, and how, this type of religious propaganda makes use of pornographic representations of woman in Hosea and other books of the genre. BRENNER Introduction 35 Four articles and one response are addressed to this issue. The first two, 'The Metaphorization of Woman in Prophetic Speech: An Analysis of Ezekiel 23' by the late Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes, and my 'On Prophetic Propaganda and the Politics of "Love"', extend the debate beyond Hosea.
A RESPONSE TO 'HOSEA' Carole R. 1 My short introduction to the prophetic book of Hosea to which I respond here originally appeared as part of a standard format, two-volume commentary on the Bible.
A Feminist Companion to the Bible the Latter Prophets (The Feminist Companion to the Bible Series, No. 8) by Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine