I Am--: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories

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Fortress Press - Social Science - 228 pages
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Athalya Brenner presents fictionalized "autobiographies" of a dozen women and women groups in the Hebrew Bible, and also lets them share a conversation session. This allows her to include how these women have been interpreted - not only in the Bible itself, but also in Jewish and Christian traditions and by modern commentators. The result is a thoroughly engaging and insightful look at women, from a leading biblical interpreter who has a very creative edge to all her work.
 

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Brenner’s rhetorical strategy is subtle. She selects female characters from the Hebrew Bible who have, in a sense, never died because the Bible never reports their death. “As literary female figures ... Read full review

Contents

Prior to Touchdown
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one War Culture WivesMothers from A to
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Dinah
25
Zipporah
58
Rizpah Daughter of Ayah
120
We Are Tamar and Tamar
133
I Am Zeruiah
147
Huldah the Prophet
155
Am an Anonymous Woman from
163
thirteen Goodbye
211
Selected Sources
218
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