By Scott A Ashmon
This can be the 1st ebook to do a longer comparative examine of delivery annunciations within the Hebrew Bible and old close to japanese Mythology. This ebook takes a structural method of the Heberw bible and close to japanese Mythology by way of compraring and contrasting some of the varieties and features. beginning annunciations play a massive position in every one of those narratives and the writer claims that there's a textural overlap to be studied.
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Extra info for Birth Annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East: A Literary Analysis of the Forms and Functions of the Heavenly Foretelling of the Destiny of a Special Child
Other times God promises a son without a request. " 85 Hyland examines a wealth of special birth narratives with an eye toward their final fonn and message. , 1 Kgs 13; "Shulgi G"). Because the study simply summarizes and comments on the final fonn of the narratives, it does not fully analyze the fonns and functions of HB and ANE birth annunciations. Finally, the study skirts the synchronic issue of dating the HB texts and skims over the diachronic issues of literary influence and genre development.
11 12 Alter, "How Convention Helps Us Read," 127-129. 44 foretelling of birth. The major drawbacks of this method are that it does not try to date a text's composition or compare typescenes betvveen related cultures. NE texts. nnunciations. Also emerging in the 1970s, canonical criticism flows from and against historical criticism. 14 As exemplified by James Sanders, canol1ical criticism adopts the conclusions of redaction criticism conceming the process that produced the biblical text's final fonn.
First, unequivocally cmmecting barrenness and conceptiopJbirth to the annunciation type-scene causes other birth annunciations relay to the Shunammite woman. Rather, he simply speaks based on his vocational authority as prophet and his ovvl1 desire to care for this woman because she has cared for him. Robert Alter, "How Convention Helps Us Read: The Case of the Bible's Armunciation Type-Scene," Prooftexts 3 (1983): 119. 61 62 Alter, "How Convention Helps Us Read," 121-22, 128. ,2 Sam 7:4-17; 1 Kgs 13:1-3; Isa 7:10-17).