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Introduction: A Prologue to Wandering

  • Bernon Lee
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Abstract

In the introduction to the volume, Lee casts a foundation for the work through a brief exposé of Wolfgang Iser’s notion of a ‘wandering viewpoint,’ an aspect of reading that draws on a repertoire of norms and strategies in combining segments of text. The imputed ‘meaning’ to a ‘combination,’ Lee postulates, is always in tension with a range of options. So conceived, interpretation is an exercise of volition. It is responsive to location and always tentative, ever vulnerable to alternative suggestions. This forms the premise for the intertextual exploration that undergirds the proposed work. A brief layout of the volume and its location within studies of biblical law and ritual is included in this chapter.

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  • Bernon Lee
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  1. 1.Bethel UniversitySt. PaulUSA

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