Wilson, Israelitish Origin , pp. 80–1.
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 ReceptionoftheBible: Social and Cultural
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 receptionoftheBible in imperial (and mostly non-western) contexts.
In Chapter 6 of this volume, Batalden shows how the Bible Society's presence