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Biblical Reception 2 (2013)
Edited by J. Cheryl Exum, David J.A. Clines

This is the second volume of the new journal, Biblical Reception (BibRec), due to be published in November 2013. For the first volume, click here.

Our policy for the journal is this. It is high time, we believe, for the new and burgeoning field of the reception of the Bible to have a publication medium of its own. What the biblical text has meant to its readers down the centuries should be as much the subject of scholarly attention as any ‘original’ meaning.

Our new journal is a substantial annual volume covering all kinds of use of the Bible — in art, literature, music, film and popular culture, as well as in the history of interpretation.

Papers for the third volume are being solicited, and should be submitted before April 30, 2014. The preferred length is 5000 to 8000 words; the Sheffield Phoenix Press style sheet may be found at www.sheffieldphoenix.com/authors.asp. Submissions should contain, beneath the title, an abstract of c. 250 words, and be sent electronically to j.c.exum@sheffield.ac.uk. Papers will be peer reviewed.

Editorial Board
Diane Apostolos-Cappadona (Washington, DC), Alan Cooper (New York), James Crossley (Sheffield), Andrew Davies (Birmingham), Tamara C. Eskenazi (Los Angeles), Philip Esler (Gloucester), Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher (Linz), John Harvey (Aberystwyth), Christine Joynes (Oxford), Carol Newsom (Atlanta), Martin O’Kane (Lampeter), Tina Pippin (Decatur, GA), John F.A. Sawyer (Durham), Reinhold Zwick (Münster).


J. Cheryl Exum is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.
David J.A. Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Series: Biblical Reception, 2
978-1-907534-70-6 hardback
Publication October 2013

Contents
ART

ILLUSTRATING LEVITICUS:
ART, RITUAL, AND POLITICS
James W. Watts

ISHMAEL PLAYING?
EXEGETICAL UNDERSTANDINGS AND ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF THE VERB METSAḤĒQ IN GENESIS 21.9
Jaffa Englard

THE MALLEABILITY OF JAEL IN THE DUTCH RENAISSANCE
Colleen M. Conway

SHARING A MIRROR WITH VENUS:
BATHSHEBA AND SUSANNA WITH MIRRORS IN EARLY MODERN VENETIAN ART
Katherine Low

IMAGES OF THE INDENTURED:
READING THE NARRATIVE OF JUDITH’S SLAVE WOMAN THROUGH ART
Andrea M. Sheaffer

FRENCH BIBLICAL ENGRAVINGS AND THE EDUCATION OF THE SPANISH WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Carmen Yebra-Rovira

A PLACE FOR PUSHY MOTHERS?
VISUALIZATIONS OF CHRIST BLESSING THE CHILDREN
Christine E. Joynes

MARY AND JESUS IN THE GARDEN:
BAN AND BLESSING
Deirdre Good

AFTERLIVES OF THE AFTERLIFE:
THE DEVELOPMENT OF HELL IN ITS JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN CONTEXTS
Mark Finney

MUSIC

MUSICAL PATHS TO EXPERIENCING JOB
Helen Leneman

ANY DREAM WILL DO?
JOSEPH FROM TEXT TO TECHNICOLOR
J. Cheryl Exum

LITERATURE

HISTORY AND ITS CONTAGIONS:
RETHINKING THE LEGACY OF GENESIS 22 IN A.B. YEHOSHUA'S ‘EARLY IN THE SUMMER OF 1970’
Nathan Paul Devir

THE FLOOD STORY IN MIDDLE ENGLISH:
THE FOURTEENTH-CENTURY ALLITERATIVE POEM, CLEANNESS
David J.A. Clines