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The Physically Disabled in Ancient Israel according to the Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Sources by Michael D. Fiorello. Paternoster Biblical Monographs (Bucks, UK: Paternoster Press, 2014). 225 pages. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1-84227-848-2.

Reviewed by Dave Deuel, Ph.D.

In this book, Fiorello examines the ways in which people with disabilities were “regarded and treated” (p. 1) in the Old Testament and ancient Is- rael. Particular focus is placed on the perception of disability as revealed by the use of disability metaphors or imagery in scripture, with the goal of describing “theological patterns that may arise from a study of the use of disability motifs in the Bible” (p. 11).

From the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2016

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The Physically Disabled in Ancient Israel according to the Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Sources by Michael D. Fiorello. Paternoster Biblical Monographs (Bucks, UK: Paternoster Press, 2014). 225 pages. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1-84227-848-2.

Reviewed by Dave Deuel, Ph.D.

In this book, Fiorello examines the ways in which people with disabilities were “regarded and treated” (p. 1) in the Old Testament and ancient Is- rael. Particular focus is placed on the perception of disability as revealed by the use of disability metaphors or imagery in scripture, with the goal of describing “theological patterns that may arise from a study of the use of disability motifs in the Bible” (p. 11).

From the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2016

Journal Subscriptions also Available