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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 82. What Is Post-Colonial Studies and How Is It Applied to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44944


Biblical texts were produced within imperial contexts that conditioned the practices of the writers. Postcolonial critics analyze ethnicity, identity, hybridity, exile, diaspora, displacement, homecoming, transculturation, and othering, making postcolonialism an indispensable tool for unraveling the imperial ideologies and resistance to such ideologies in the Hebrew Bible.

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