Sodom's Sin: Genesis 18-19 and Its Interpretation

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Edward Noort, Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar
Brill, 2004 - Architecture - 203 pages
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Sodom's Sin is devoted to the receptions of and reflections on the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as told in Genesis 18 and 19. Two articles discuss intertextual reactions to the Sodom narrative within the Hebrew Bible. Five contributions examine readings and rewritings of the Sodom narrative in early Jewish, Christian and Islamic writings: Jubilees, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the New Testament (Revelation 11), Targumim and early Koran commentaries. Two articles focus on separate themes: the punishment of the Dead Sea and the prohibition on looking back. Finally, two articles that focus on Peter Damian and Marcel Proust's Sodome et Gomorrhe 1 describe the later reception of the sin of Sodom as homosexuality. A bibliography of recent works completes the volume.

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Contents

For the Sake of Righteousness Abrahams Negotiations with YHWH
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Genesis 1819 as the Opening Panel of a Polemic
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Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Ed Noort, Ph.D. (1975), Göttingen, is Professor of Ancient Hebrew Literature at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen. He has published on Joshua, Archaeology of Palestine and Hermeneutics.Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar, Ph.D. (1994), Groningen, is Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen. He has published on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Both are members of the Groningen research group 'Jewish and Christian Traditions'.

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