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Center and Margin in the Hebrew Bible : A Subaltern Reading
Authorship Description
Shiju Mathew.
Bibliographical Details xviii, 145 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483967
ISBN-13 9789351483960, 978-9351483960
Year of Publication 2019.
Series Biblical Hermeneutics Rediscovered - 24.
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The book is about the role of Center and Margins in family, society and the nation. We are living in a world where people in the center dominate the people living in the margin/periphery. In order to address the issue of center and margin taking into account of both patriarchal and colonial ideologies behind, the author has attempted to bring out six chapters to re-read and re-define the people of center and margin.

This scholarly work brings out a macro sociological and subalternal analysis which could propose a new arena of Socio-cultural world of the Hebrew Bible. The book deals with the Biblical Law Codes (Book of the Covenant Code, Holiness Code and the Deuteronomic Code), Kingship in Israel comparing it with Ancient West Asian kingship and Women in the Hebrew Bible.



1. Biblical Law Codes: Community of Equal or Unequal
2. Kingship in Israel: Power Play behind the Traditions
3. Ruth, the Outsider and Naomi, the Insider
4. Esther and Mordecai: The Subalterns
5. Women's World: Center and Margin
6. Exodus Story: God of the Margins

Index of Subjects
Index of Authors

The author is an ordained minister of CEA. His theological journey started in the year 1992. He did BD from Faith Theological Seminary, Manakala; M.Th (Old Testament) from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune; and D.Th (Old Testament) from United Theological College, Bangalore. All these colleges/seminaries are affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College (University).

The author served with Gospel for Asia (1996-99); with New Theological College, Dehradun on various positions as Associate Professor, Registrar, Academic Dean and Acting Principal (2001-18). At present, he is serving at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune as Associate Professor, Head of the Department (OT) and Dean of postgraduate Program. He was part of M.Th Curriculum committee (SSC) and member of the board of study of Old Testament (SSC). He is a qualified supervisor for Doctoral research program (SSC). He serves as a subject expert (biblical division) at Adventist Spicer University, Pune. He has authored a book titled, Biblical Law Codes in Creative Tension: A Postcolonial Womanist Reading and has also written and contributed numerous articles in various journals and edited books.

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