For orientation to the method of deconstruction as applied to Biblical texts, see the essays in J. Cheryl Exum and David J. A. Clines, eds., The New Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993). For the related and similarly postmodern methods of semiotics, see, for instance, George Aichele, Sign, Text, Scripture: Semiotics and the Bible (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997); note esp. Aichele’s quotation of the famous definition of postmodernism by one of its principal gurus, Jean-François Lyotard (pp. 15–16), which I confess I find totally incomprehensible.