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In a narrative text, knowledge of what is going on may be given, postponed, or remain hidden. Gaps in knowledge may be created between characters, as well as between characters and readers. This article shows that, in the Book of Tobit, the readers' knowledge has as an effect that the description of the journey of Tobias gets a threefold function....
In exegetical and theological discourse, the Hebrew term (sic) is dealt with as if it were a gender neutral or inclusive notion. Yet, a careful gender analysis reveals, that it is in fact mate-oriented. The author argues that a gender issue is to be taken seriously, both in exegesis and in a theology based upon biblical texts.
In exegetical and theological discourse, the Hebrew term is dealt with as if it were a gender neutral or inclusive notion. Yet, a careful gender analysis reveals that it is in fact male-oriented. The author argues that a gender issue is to be taken seriously, both in exegesis and in a theology based upon biblical texts.
If prayers are defined as communication in which prayers receive a response from god, this implies that they have a function as regards the plot of a story. As a test case, the impact of praying on the plot as well as the characterisation in the Book of Judith (containing 21 references to praying) is analysed. The specific characterisation of god t...
The Hebrew story of Esther seems to be a story without God. God does not intervene, is not present as a character in the book, is even never referred to (Fox: 235–47; Beat 1999: xix-xxii). Yet, the religious overtones are present throughout the book. The present article studies some of these religious hints, with special attention to the (reversal...