Humor is not a typical topic in Biblical studies, but editors Yeduda T. Radday and Athalya Brenner find that an examination of the comic is a necessary part of Hebrew exegesis. Finding the humor embedded in various texts and in the linguistic styles throughout the Old Testament lends a greater understanding to the context and cultural study of these books. In this collection of essays, humor in names, laughter, humor in the Prophetic books, parody, as well as an introduction to different forms of humor in general and in an historical context.
On Humour and the Comic in the Hebrew Bible is perfect for students, professors, or anyone wanting to learn more about the context and specific history of the Old Testament. With the Logos edition, all Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your library, making study easy and effective.
Yehuda T. Radday is Associate Professor of Bible and Hebrew at Israel Institute of Technology.
Athalya Brenner is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of Amsterdam, and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal Distinguished Professor-in-Residence of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.