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Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers, 2017/18, Semester 2
DrJohanna Stiebert
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Clines, David J. A. Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Hebrew Bible. JSOTSup 205. Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1995.  


Aichele, George and et al. The Postmodern Bible ISBN: 0300068182 (pbk); 0300060904. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Barr, James. History and Ideology in the Old Testament. Oxford: OUP, 2000. 

Barry, Peter. Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017.

Berlinerblau, Jacques. The Secular Bible : Why nonbelievers must take religion seriously ISBN: 9780521618243 (pbk.); 9780521853149; 0521853141; 052161824X (pbk.). Cambridge: CUP, 2005. 

Gottwald, Norman. “Ideology and Ideologies in Israelite Prophecy.” in Social justice and the Hebrew Bible ISBN: 9781498290555 (paperback); 1498290558 (paperback); 9781498290555 (ebook): Volume One. Eugene, Or.: Wipf and Stock, 2016.

Penchansky, D. “Up for Grabs: A Tentative Proposal for Doing Ideological Criticism.” Ideological criticism of biblical texts ISBN: 9781589830684 59 (1992): 35-41.

Pippin, T. “Ideology, Ideological Criticism and the Bible.” Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 4 (1996): 51-78 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Reed, R. W. “The Problem of Ideology in Biblical Studies.” Bulletin for the study of religion ISSN: 2041-1863 40.4 (2011): 17-22.

'Revisionist' History of Israel

Davies, Philip R. In Search of ‘Ancient Israel’. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. 

Garbini, Giovanni. History and Ideology in Ancient Israel. Translated by John Bowden. London: SCM Press, 1988. 

Whitelam, Keith W. The invention of ancient Israel : the silencing of Palestinian history ISBN: 9780415107594 (pbk); 041510758X. London, NY: Routledge, 1996. 

Ideologies and Propaganda of the Davidic Monarchy

Cross, Frank Moor. “The Ideologies of Kingship in the Era of the Empire: Conditional Covenant and Eternal Decree.” Pages 219-265 in Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic ISBN: 0674091752. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1973.

Halpern, Baruch. David's secret demons : messiah, murderer, traitor, king ISBN: 0802827977; 0802844782. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2001. 

Heym, Stefan. The King David report ISBN: 0810115379 (pbk. : alk. paper). London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1973. 

McKenzie, Steven L. King David: A Biography. Oxford: OUP, 2000. 

Roberts, J. J. M. “Public Opinion, Royal Apologetics, and Imperial Ideology: A Political Analysis of the Portrait of David, ‘A Man after God’s Own Heart’.” Theology today. ISSN: 0040-5736 69.2 (2012): 116-132.

Ideologies of the Exile

Berlin, Adele. “The Exile: Biblical Ideology and its Postmodern Ideological Interpretation.” Pages 341-356 in Literary construction of identity in the ancient world ISBN: 9781575061900 (pbk) Edited by Hanna Liss and Manfred Oeming. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2010.

Carroll, Robert P. “The Myth of the Empty Land.” Semeia ISBN: 9781589830684 59 (1992): 79-93.

Grabbe, Lester L. Leading captivity captive : "The Exile" as history and ideology ISBN: 1850759073. JSOTSup 278. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998. 

Mein, Andrew. Ezekiel and the ethics of exile ISBN: 019929139X (pbk.) : £18.99. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 

Olyan, S. M. “Purity Ideology in Ezra-Nehemiah as a Tool to Reconstitute the Community.” JSJ 35.1 (2004): 1-16. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233552844_Purity_Ideology_in_Ezra-Nehemiah_as_a_Tool_to_Reconstitute_the_Community

Smith, Morton. Palestinian parties and politics that shaped the Old Testament ISBN: 033402238X (pbk). London: SCM, 1987. 

Stiebert, Johanna. The Exile and the prophet's wife : historic events and marginal perspectives ISBN: 9780814651773 (pbk.); 0814651771 (pbk.). Interfaces. Liturgical Press: Collegeville, Minnesota, 2005. 

Feminist Criticism

Brenner, Athalya (ed.). A feminist companion to the latter prophets ISBN: 1850755159 (pbk). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995. 

Brenner, Athalya (ed.). A feminist companion to Samuel and Kings ISBN: 1850754802. A Feminist Companion to the Bible (Second Series). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 

Brenner, Athalya and Carole R. Fontaine (eds.). A feminist companion to the Song of songs ISBN: 9781850752912 (pbk); 1850752915. A Feminist Companion to the Bible (Second Series). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 

Fewell, D. N. “Reading the Bible Ideologically: Feminist Criticism.” Pages 268-282 in To Each Its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and their Application. Edited by S. L. McKenzie and S. R. Haynes. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1999.

LaCoque, A. The feminine unconventional : four subversive figures in Israel's tradition ISBN: 1597524808; 9781597524803. Overtures to Biblical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990. 

Ruether, Rosemary R. “Feminism and Patriarchal Religion: Principles of Ideological Critique of the Bible.” Journal for the study of the Old Testament. ISSN: 0309-0892 22 (1982): 54-66.

Scholz, Susanne. “A Third Kind of Feminist Reading: Toward a Feminist Sociology of Biblical Hermeneutics.” Currents in Biblical Research ISSN: 1476-993X 9.1 (2010): 9-32.

Trible, Phyllis. Texts of terror : literary-feminist readings of Biblical narratives ISBN: 0800615379 (pbk). Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. 

Gender criticism

Clines, David J. A. “He-Prophets: Masculinity as a Problem for the Hebrew Prophets and their Interpreters.” Pages 311-328 in Sense and sensitivity : essays on reading the Bible in memory of Robert Carroll ISBN: 0826460496. Edited by Alastair H. Hunter and Philip R. Davies. JSOTSup 348. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Haddox, S. E. “Masculinity Studies of the Hebrew Bible: The First Two Decades.” Currents in Biblical Research ISSN: 1476-993X 14.2 (2016): 176-206.

Heacock, Anthony. Jonathan loved David : manly love in the Bible and the hermeneutics of sex ISBN: 9781906055509; 1906055505 ISBN: 9781906055509; 1906055505. The Bible in the Modern World 22. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2011. 

Hornsby, Teresa J. and Ken Stone. Bible trouble : queer reading at the boundaries of biblical scholarship ISBN: 9781589835528 (paper binding : alk. paper); 9781589835535 (electronic format): Queer Reading and the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship. Semeia Studies 67. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2011. 

Stewart, D. T. “LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics and the Hebrew Bible.” Currents in Biblical Research ISSN: 1476-993X 15.3 (2017): 289-314.

Stone, Ken. Queer commentary and the Hebrew Bible ISBN: 184127237X. JSOTSup 334. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001. 

This list was last updated on 14/01/2018