Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press - Religion - 298 pages
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What gave rise to symbolizing woman as evil in the biblical tradition and other ancient Near Eastern societies? Taking her title from a Roman Catholic prayer called "Hail Holy Queen," Yee investigates the history of this hostile tradition of symbolization, including Eve in Genesis, Gomer in Hosea, Oholah and Oholibah in Ezekiel, and the "strange woman" of Proverbs. Employing a materialist literary criticism, ideological criticism, and the social sciences, she investigates how this negative imagery crops up in a variety of forms. Among her important conclusions is that gender conflicts in ancient Israel could be deflected forms of class conflict-the struggles between the king and peasants are deflected to men and women.
  

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Yee (Hebrew Bible, Episcopal Divinity Sch.) analyzes four biblical passages (Genesis 2-3, Hosea 1-3, Ezekiel 23, and Proverbs 7) in which a woman is the source or symbol of sin. Yee's agenda ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Ideological Criticism and Woman as Evil
9
The Social Sciences and the Biblical Woman as Evil
29
Eve in Genesis The Mother of All Living and We Her Children
59
Faithless Israel in Hosea She Is Not My Wife and I Am Not Her Husband
81
The Two Sisters in Ezekiel They Played the Whore in Egypt
111
The Other Woman in Proverbs My Mans Not HomeHe Took His Moneybag with Him
135
Conclusion
159
Notes
167
Bibliography
233
Index of Ancient Sources
271
Index of Authors
285
Index of Subjects
289
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