lördag, augusti 25, 2007

En bok för min forskning



Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, lektor i Gamla testamentet/hebreiska Bibeln vid University of Aberdeen är författare till Priestly Rites and Prophetic Rage: Post-Exilic Prophetic Critique of the Priesthood, Mohr Siebeck, 2006.

Här följer en abstrakt på engelska:

Although Judah's prophets and priests often stood united in their concerns for the cult, many prophetic texts from the 6th and the 5th century BC testify to a major disagreement between them as to how to worship God. Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer analyzes the critique of the priests as found in the prophetic texts from that period. In these texts, the prophets accused the priests of misdemeanours in both the cultic and the social realm. The author further explores how the same prophets envisioned a more righteous priesthood. The earlier promises in Isaiah 40-55 form the background of this critique. Much of the post-exilic prophetic literature sought to explain the non-fulfilment of these promises. The author shows that the shared focus of most of these explanations is a culpable priesthood. She further demonstrates a different picture of the post-exilic priesthood from the one often previously assumed. Rather than attributing cultic monolatry to the post-exilic priests, reformed through their suffering following the destruction of Jerusalem, she shows that the emerging new clergy were not so very different from their pre-exilic predecessors. In addition, in contrast to the common assumption that the prophetic literature displays contradictory views, the author stresses the similarity between the thoughts and ideas displayed throughout Isaiah 56-66, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 and Malachi.
Jag träffade Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer på SBL International Meeting i juli, och fick genom henne tips om denna bok för mina doktorandstudier. Den är dyr, men säkert mycket viktig för mitt arbete, då hon i denna monografi jobbar med samma bibeltexter och tidsperiod som jag gör. Jag är också speciellt intresserad av hennes bibliografi. Min fråga jag ställer på dessa bibeltexter är annorlunda än hennes, men jag vill titta närmare på de interna konflikter som antyds i Jes 56-66 bland efterexiliska judar.

Jag återkommer med en recension på denna monografi senare i höst.

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