Feminist Companion to Esther, Judith and Susanna

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Athalya Brenner
Bloomsbury Academic, Feb 16, 2005 - Religion - 336 pages
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Do we confront in the characters of Esther, Judith, and Susanna, feminist heroines or patriarchally idealized stooges? This unique anthology of feminist writing is a rich resource for reclaiming the female heritage in these classic texts. From the worldly Esther to the piously devout Susanna via the militant widow Judith, these female figures are shown both as meticulously sculpted individuals and as metaphors for a Jewish community under threat.

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Athalya Brenner is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal Distinguished Professor-in-Residence of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas.

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