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By Ferdinand Deist
Scholarly discussions of biblical interpretation usually forget about the truth that language and literature shape a vital part of a people's tradition, that interpretation for that reason implies the complete cultural method of the appropriate literature, and that biblical interpretation for this reason implies inter-cultural conversation. This publication explores the theoretical and useful implications of this commentary from a cultural anthropological standpoint, seems at contemporary anthropological stories of historical Israelite society, offers useful examples of a cultural interpretation of old Hebrew narratives, and discusses the effect of the notions 'cultural relativity' and 'inter-cultural verbal exchange' for biblical interpretation.
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