By Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
Sharon Moughtin-Mumby explores the complicated, and possibly subversive, energy of metaphor as a device of persuasion within the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. frequently, such language is used to talk of the worship of gods except Yhwh, of bad cultic practices, or of political alliances with overseas countries. comparing a number of faculties of language and biblical feedback, together with a conventional procedure, a feminist critique and a literary-historical research, Moughtin-Mumby brings lucid new readings with a clean viewpoint to those dramatic texts. The examine emphasizes the significance of context for knowing metaphorical that means and demanding situations earlier scholarship which has learn such language by way of the normal thought of "the marriage metaphor" and the hypothetical historical past of cultic prostitution.