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By J Cheryl Exum
In recent times biblical students and scholars became more and more attracted to learning retellings of biblical tales within the arts, not just for his or her relation to the biblical textual content but in addition for the 'story' they must inform (or, in the event that they should not strictly 'retellings', for the sunshine they could shed at the biblical text). The 8 full of life contributions to this quantity illustrate various fascinating methods to retellings of the Bible in literature, song, artwork and movie and show whatever of the scope of this interesting and speedily increasing region of inquiry. the current selection of essays appears to be like simultaneously in a different factor of the magazine Biblical Interpretation. because it used to be based in 1993, Biblical Interpretation has performed a key function in fostering the ebook of articles within the newly constructing quarter of the reception heritage of the Bible within the arts. (Originally released as factor 4-5 of quantity 15 (2007) of Brill's magazine Biblical Interpretation)
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