The Construction of Shame in the Hebrew Bible: The Prophetic Contribution
This book explores the phenomenon of shame in the Hebrew bible. It focuses particularly on the Major Prophets, because shame vocabulary is most prominent there. Shame has been widely discussed in the literature of psychology and anthropology; the book discusses the findings of both disciplines in some detail. It emphasizes the social-anthropological honor/shame model, which a considerable number of biblical scholars since the early 1990s have embraced enthusiastically. The author highlights the shortcomings of this heuristic model and proposes a number of alternative critical approaches.
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- Explores shame in the Major Prophets
- Summarizes the psychological explanations for the putative origins of this emotion
- Outlines the phenomenological similarities between shame and guilt
- Illustrates the shortcomings of the honour/shame model
- Examines the relationship between shame and impurity
- Title: The Construction of Shame in the Hebrew Bible: The Prophetic Contribution
- Author: Johanna Stiebert
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 200
About Johanna Stiebert
Johanna Stiebert is a lecturer of Hebrew studies at the University of Botswana.