‘I Lifted My Eyes and Saw’: Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible

Elizabeth R. Hayes (Editor), Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (Editor)

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This volume addresses the function and impact of vision and dream accounts in the Hebrew Bible. The contributors explore the exegetical, rhetorical, and structural aspects of the vision and dream accounts in the Hebrew Bible, focusing on prophetic vision reports. Several contributors employ a diachronic approach as they explore the textual relationship between the vision reports and the oracular material. Others focus on the rhetorical aspects of the vision reports in their final form and discuss why vision reporting may be used to convey a message. Another approach employed looks at reception history and investigates how this type of text has been understood by past exegetes. A few chapters consider the inter-textual relationship of the various vision reports in the Hebrew Bible, focusing on shared themes and motifs. There are also papers that deal with the ways in which select texts in the Hebrew Bible portray dream/vision interpreters and
their activities. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/i-lifted-my-eyes-and-saw-9780567605665/#sthash.59FaPE7r.dpuf
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherT. & T. Clark
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780567605665
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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