Texts of Terror: Literary-feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

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Fortress Press - Religion - 128 pages
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Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories interpreted in memoriam challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

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You'll never read biblical passages involving women the same way again after wrestling with the texts discussed here. I particularly found the concluding poem poignant about Judge Jephthah's sacrifice ... Read full review

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I read this during Holy Week, which was unintentionally fitting. This is a gut-wrenching piece of narrative exegesis and a deserved classic of feminist theology or, really, of theology without any ... Read full review



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Page 11 - And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
Page 14 - Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea." Bitter Water Made Sweet 22 Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea/ and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

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