Jacob's Wound

    Jacob's Wound

    Homoerotic Narrative in the Literature of Ancient Israel

    Theodore W Jennings Jr

    Continuum 2005

    Paperback 288pp

    9780826417121   Product Code: 61502

    The religion and culture of ancient Israel have been seen as resolutely opposed to same-sex erotic relationships. Here, Jennings argues that the well-known erotism of the Hebrew Bible includes material that lends itself to homoerotic interpretation. He examines the saga associated with David and the complex erotic connections between David and Saul and David and Jonathan; the shamanistic forms of erotism involving Samuel and Saul and Elijah and Elisha; and the transgendering of Israel by several prophets.

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