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Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan


Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in the contemporary academy, has mainly been ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly on account of its complexity and elusiveness. Yet friendship in the Hebrew Bible warrants the kind of thorough, detailed exploration that friendship has received from specialists in neighboring fields such as Classics and New Testament and in any number of other fields. The author of this book provides an in-depth, theoretically engaged, philologically grounded, and contextually sensitive study of friendship in the ... More

Keywords: Friendship, Ruth and Naomi, David and Jonathan, Ben Sira, Job, Jephthah’s daughter, psalms of complaint, failed friendship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300182682
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300182682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saul M. Olyan, author
Brown University

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