The Resource First-degree incest and the Hebrew Bible : sex in the family, by Johanna Stiebert

First-degree incest and the Hebrew Bible : sex in the family, by Johanna Stiebert

Label
First-degree incest and the Hebrew Bible : sex in the family
Title
First-degree incest and the Hebrew Bible
Title remainder
sex in the family
Statement of responsibility
by Johanna Stiebert
Title variation
  • Sex in the family
  • Sex in the city
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Incest refers to illegal sexual relations between family members. Its precise contours, however, are culturally specific. Hence, an illegal incestuous union in one social context may be a legal close-kin union in another. First-degree sexual unions, between a parent and child, or between siblings, are most widely prohibited and abhorred. This book discusses all overt and covert first-degree incest relations in the Hebrew Bible and also probes the significance of gaps and what these imply about projected sexual and social values. As the dominant opinion on the origin of first-degree incest continues to be shaped, new voices such as those of queer and post-feminist criticism have joined the conversation. It navigates not only the incest laws of Leviticus and the narratives of Lot and his daughters and of Amnon and Tamar but pursues subtler intimations of first-degree sexual unions, such as between Adam and his (absent but arguably implied) mother, Haran and Terah's wife, Ham and Noah. On pursuing the psycho-social values that may be drawn from the Hebrew Bible regarding first-degree incest, this book will provide a thorough review of incest studies from the early 20th century onward and explain and assess the contribution of very recent critical approaches from queer and post-feminist perspectives
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
296.3/8
Index
index present
LC call number
BM496.9.S48
LC item number
S75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • T & T Clark Library of Biblical studies
  • Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament studies
Series volume
596
Label
First-degree incest and the Hebrew Bible : sex in the family, by Johanna Stiebert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and indexes
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  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949219297
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780567600332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u371340
System control number
(OCoLC)949219297

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