Table of contents for Sexual and marital metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel / Sharon Moughtin-Mumby.


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Introduction                                                        1
Mapping the Field                                                6
Traditional scholarship                                        6
Feminist scholarship                                          13
Literary-historical approaches                                17
Mapping the field: a wider perspective                        30
A Cognitive, Contextual Approach to Metaphorical Language       31
Living, dead, and dormant metaphor                            36
The Co-operative Reader and the Resistant Reader                38
"A Literary-Historical Approach                                 41
Associated commonplaces and socio-historical reconstruction   43
"A Diachronic Approach                                          46
The Scope of the Study                                          48
1. Hosea 4-14                                                      49
JHosea 4-14: The Wider Frame                                    49
Metaphorical language in Hosea 4-14                           50
Simile and metaphor in Hosea 4-14                             51
Metaphorical language and fertility/sterility in Hosea 4-14   53
Metaphorical language, repetition, and
intratextuality in Hosea 4-14                               54
Metaphorical language and word-play in Hosea 4-14             57
Sexual and Marital Metaphorical Language in Hosea 4-14          61
'Prostitution' and word-play in Hosea 4-14                    67
Wider sexual and marital metaphorical
language in Hosea 4-14                                      70
A meeting of metaphor and metonym: Hosea 4: 13-14             72
Reflections                                                     75
2. Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4                                              80
Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4: The Wider Frame                             80
Repetition in Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4                              81
Rhetorical questions in Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4                    84
Sexual and Marital Metaphorical Language in Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4  89
'Prostitution' in Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4                          96
Wider sexual and marital metaphorical
language in Jeremiah 2: 1-4: 4                             102
Sexual and Marital Metaphorical Language in Jeremiah 3: 6-11   106
Reflections                                                    110
3. Isaiah                                                         117
Sexual and Marital Metaphorical Language in Isaiah 1-39        117
isaiah 40-55: The Wider Frame                                  122
The theme of transformation in Isaiah 40-55                  122
Rhetorical questions in Isaiah 40-55                         125
Sexual and Marital Metaphorical Language in Isaiah 40-55       126
Sexual and Marital Metaphorical Language in Isaiah 56-66       14:2
Reflections                                                    151
4. Ezekiel 16 and 23                                              156
Ezekiel 16 and 23: The Challenge                               161
The Book of Ezekiel                                            165
Extended metaphorical language in Ezekiel                    166
Narrative structure in Ezekiel                               168
Ezekiel 16                                                     169
Ezekiel 16A: the wider frame                                 170
Sexual and marital metaphorical language in Ezekiel 16A      184
Ezekiel 23                                                     189
Ezekiel 23B                                                  189
Ezekiel 23A: the wider frame                                 190
Sexual and marital metaphorical language in Ezekiel 23A      195
Ezekiel 16A and 23A: 'Sister Narratives'                       200
Reflections                                                    201
5. Hosea 1-3                                                      206
Hosea 1-3 and Four Pervasive Assumptions                       206
Assumption 1                                                 206
Assumption 2                                                 208
Excursus 1 into prophetic sign-act narratives                210
Assumption 3                                                 212
Excursus 2 into prophetic sign-act narratives                214
Assumption 4                                                 215
Hosea 1-3: An Approach                                         217
Hosea 1                                                      218
Sign-act 1                                                 219
Sign-act 2                                                 224
Sign-act 3                                                 226
Sign-act 4                                                 227
Hosea 1: a summary                                         230
Hosea 3                                                      231
Sign-act 5                                                 232
Sign-act 6                                                 237
Sexual and marital metaphorical language in Hosea 3        241
Hosea 3: a summary                                         244
Hosea 2                                                      245
Hosea 2A                                                   246
Hosea 2B                                                   253
Hosea 2B and 4-14                                          257
Reading the Final Form of Hosea                              260
Reflections                                                  263



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bible, O, T, Prophets Criticism, interpretation, etc, Metaphor in the Bible, Sex in the Bible