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p. 875. Connections between textslocked

  • Tod Linafelt


No literary work exists in a vacuum, but rather grows out of and draws on earlier works. Sometimes the relationship to those earlier works is obvious and intentional, sometimes it is less obvious but still intentional, and sometimes it is neither obvious nor intentional. “Connections between texts” focuses on the narrow form of intertextuality in the Bible, where we see later authors or texts citing, alluding to, and sometimes parodying earlier authors and texts, to explore the specific literary connections between texts. These connections contribute to the rich, sometimes conflictual, layers of meaning in biblical literature. Examples are taken from Genesis 1, Job, Lamentations, and Isaiah.

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