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Landscapes of Korean and Korean American Biblical Interpretation
Ahn, John, editor

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019 pp. xv + 295. $39.00

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Description: Essays by established and emerging Korean and Korean American scholars reflect a range of historical, textual, feminist, sociological, theological, and postcolonial readings. Contributors cast ancient contexts and even recent events in South Korea in light on familiar passages such as King Manasseh read through the Sewol Ferry Tragedy, David and Bathsheba’s narrative as the backdrop to the prohibition against adultery, rereading the virtuous women in Proverbs 31:10–31 through a Korean woman’s experience, visualizing the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and demarcations in Galatians, and introducing the extrabiblical story of Eve and Norea, her daughter, through story (re)telling. This volume of essays introduces Korean and Korean American biblical interpretation to scholars and students interested in contemporary contextual interpretations.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Postcolonial Approaches, Liberation Approaches, Reception History

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Review by Adam F. Braun
Published 7/2/2020
Citation: Adam F. Braun, review of John Ahn, ed., Landscapes of Korean and Korean American Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


Review by Dong Sung Kim
Published 6/11/2020
Citation: Dong Sung Kim, review of John Ahn, ed., Landscapes of Korean and Korean American Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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