J, E, D, P AND THE RDP: BIBLICAL SOURCES FOR TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION

Gerald West

Abstract


At a time when enigmatic titles are trendy there is no need to account for a title such as this article carries.  But I do want to explain how I came to the title because the explanation has at its center a major (implicit) concern within Biblical Studies.  What are biblical scholars doing when they read the Bible?  This is a complex and difficult question to answer, but we can begin to approach an answer by briefly examining a case of a biblical scholars reading.  Carol Meyers, for instance, is interested in a detailed historical and sociological reconstruction of the society behind the text and of the life of women in such a society.  In order to accomplish this task an interdisciplinary approach including feminist scholarship and social scientific (mainly sociological, anthropological, and archaeological) research is used.


Keywords


Bible Translation; Bible Transformation; Bible study; Feminist scholarship; Social scientific research; Interpretive interests

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/58-0-1569

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