Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis

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Baker Academic, Aug 1, 2008 - Religion - 235 pages
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Eve, Noah's wife, Sarah, Tamar, Asenath, and others played a critical role in shaping the nation and faith of Israel. But we need to look closely at their stories to fully understand their impact. Respected Hebrew scholar and archaeologist Tammi Schneider takes us into the biblical account by carefully reading the stories of all the women in Genesis and illuminating the text with cultural background and archaeological insights. Her careful and creative approach challenges traditional ways of seeing these women and gives a fresh perspective on familiar stories. The result is a readable, thoughtful, and biblically grounded look at the roles and functions of Genesis women and a solid resource for studies of Genesis, women in the Bible, and women's issues.

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I was eager to read some kind of analysis or commentary about the women of Genesis but no such luck. Mothers of Promise was dry, pedantic, repetitious, and, sigh, boring. Schneider made much of Hebrew ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Matriarchs
15
Mothers of Potential Heirs or Slaves Concubines Daughters
101
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Tammi J. Schneider (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She is the author of Sarah: Mother of Nations and a commentary on Judges in the Berit Olam series.

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