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British Israel and the Irish past
Brian H. Murray

–3. 23 Wilson, Israelitish Origin , pp. 80–1. 24 Joep Leerssen, ‘On the Edge of Europe: Ireland in Search of Oriental roots, 1650–1850,’ Comparative Criticism , 8 (1986), 94–6; Brian H. Murray, ‘The Last of the Milesians: In Search of Ireland's Biblical Past, 1760–1900’, in Bradford Anderson and Jonathan Kearney, eds, Ireland and the Reception of the Bible: Social and Cultural

in Chosen peoples
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Gareth Atkins
Shinjini Das
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Brian H. Murray

. Newer research, however, suggests that the process of translation and reading of the Scriptures cannot be studied in isolation from imperial networks. The works of Hilary Carey, Hephzibah Israel, Isabel Hofmeyr, Heather Sharkey, Stephen Batalden, R. S. Sugirtharajah and others, some of them contributors to this book, have opened up important conversations about the reception of the Bible in imperial (and mostly non-western) contexts. 46 In Chapter 6 of this volume, Batalden shows how the Bible Society's presence

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