Reading the Women of the Bible: A New Interpretation of Their Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2008 - Religion - 480 pages

Reading the Women of the Bible takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life.

 

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I need to remember to get this out whenever reading one of the included stories. Especially if I am trying to work thorough the Hebrew. There is so much information here, both on the wording of the ... Read full review

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A professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, Frymer-Kensky (In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth) investigates ... Read full review

Contents

The Rivka Stories
5
Saviors of the Exodus
24
Rahab
34
Deborah and Yael
45
A Wise Woman of Power
58
Potiphars Wife Delilah and Athaliah
74
The Disposable Wife
93
Daddys Daughters
99
Cozbi
215
Hagar My Other My Self
225
Ruth on the Royal Way
238
The Moabite
257
Tamar
264
The Royal Way
278
Voice
288
Rahab and Deborah
297

Concubine and Chaos
118
Kings to the Rescue?
139
The Betrayals of Tamar
157
A Problem of Political Life
170
Virgins
177
To the Barricades Views Against the Other
199
Queen Jezebel or Deuteronomys Worst Nightmare
209
The Necromancer at Endor
310
Huldah
324
Women of Metaphor Metaphors of Women
333
The Later Adventures of Biblical Women
339
Reading These Stories Today
350
Index
437
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TIKVA FRYMER-KENSKY is a professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.

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