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The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora
Page Jr., Hugh R., editor

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010 pp. xxxi + 358. $39.00


Description: A landmark volume, The Africana Bible gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew Bible. It opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation on the African continent and in the multiple diasporas of African peoples, including the African-American experience, with attention to African history, literature, and culture, and Black diasporan backgrounds for understanding biblical literature. The Africana Bible features a critical commentary on every book of the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha that are authoritative for many in African and African-diasporan communities worldwide. It highlights issues of concern to the global Black community (such as globalization and the colonial legacy) and the distinctive norms of interpretation in the African diaspora.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique

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Review by Gerald O. West
Published 11/13/2011
Citation: Gerald O. West, review of Hugh R. Page Jr., ed., The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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