The Earthy Nature of the Bible

The Earthy Nature of the Bible

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qIs the Bible far more earthy and crude than we often realise? In a provocative and thoroughly enjoyable study, Roland Boer covers the Bible's testicular logic, the spermatic spluttering pen(ise)s of the scribal prophets, the moist and juicy sensuality of the Song of Songs, and paraphilias, whether prostitution or pornography, lascivious rabbis, masturbating prophets, bestiality, or necrophilia. The book strikes a fine balance between serious, rigorous scholarship and a close attention to matters of sex, masculinity, and carnal delights - precisely those delights that escape many readers of the Bibleq--Writing, especially in a context where it is a unique craft, is not powerful in and of itself, for that would be to take an ... of autoreferentiality, whether Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah or Ezekiel, and even Daniel 5, where the writer is also a reader, for he is the only one who can read and thereby interpret the writing on the wall, written by a detached human hand during one of King Belshazzara#39;s opulent banquets.

Title:The Earthy Nature of the Bible
Author:Roland Boer
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-11-15


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