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Beauty and the Enigma: And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible

by Landy, Francis

Sheffield Academic Press 2001

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Overview

Beauty and the Enigma is a collection of Landy’s studies on the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The Song of Songs is featured alongside the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah, and essays on the Binding of Isaac and on the book of Ruth. The emphasis throughout is on the subversiveness, richness, and ambiguity of the text, but above all its (often enigmatic) beauty. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical technique draws together this collection from one of the Bible’s most sensitive and distinctive literary critics.

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Key Features

  • In-depth introduction
  • Essays on the poetics of the Hebrew Bible
  • Outline of the permutations of the Flood story in Midrash

Product Details

  • Title: Beauty and the Enigma: And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible
  • Author: Francis Landy
  • Series: Study of the Old Testament Supplement (JSOTSupp)
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 432

About Francis Landy

Francis Landy is a professor of religious studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.