Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts by T. M. LemosViolence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts by T. M. Lemos

Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts

byT. M. Lemos

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts is the first book-length work on personhood in ancient Israel. T. M. Lemos reveals widespread intersections between violence and personhood in both this society and the wider region. Relations of domination and subordinationwere incredibly important to the culture and social organization of ancient Israel often resulting in these relations becoming determined by the boundaries of personhood itself. Personhood was malleable - it could be and was violently erased in many social contexts. This study exposes aviolence-personhood-masculinity nexus in which domination allowed those in control to animalize and brutalize the bodies of subordinates. Lemos argues that in particular social contexts in the contemporary "western" world, this same nexus operates, holding devastating consequences for particularsocial groups.
T. M. Lemos is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario. She received her A. B. in Judaic Studies from Brown University and her Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University in Religious Studies. Her publications include Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 BCE ...
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Title:Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative ContextsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198784538

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Abbreviations1. Dogs beneath the Tables of Men: Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts2. Crushing the Insubmissive: Violence and the Personhood of Foreigners in Ancient Israel and the Ancient Near East3. "But He Indeed Will Rule Over You": Violence and the Personhood of Women in Ancient Israel4. For He Is Your Property: Violence and the Personhood of Slaves in Ancient Israel5. Visiting the Iniquity of the Father on the Son: Violence and the Personhood of Children in Ancient Israel6. Of Dogs and Men: Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and in Contemporary ContextsBibliography