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Women in the Hebrew Bible

Women in the Hebrew Bible

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Could you trust a woman named Delilah with pair of scissors? Would you eat food offered by a curious Eve? This text presents a broad overview covering the place of women in the writings in the Old Testament. The essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing on the Israelite society portrayed by the Hebrew Bible. This collection offers a selection of writings about the social, cultural and gender codes reflected in Biblical texts.

- Publisher TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Women's World, Man's Place: Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible Alice Bach The Social World of Women in Ancient Israel :Phyllis Bird--The Place of Women in the Israelite Cultus Susan Ackerman--"And the Women Knead Dough": The Worship of the Queen of Heaven in Sixth-Century Judah Carol Myers--Women and the Domestic Economy of Early Israel Esther Fuchs--Structural and Patriarchal Functions in the Biblical Betrothal Type-Scene: Some Preliminary Notes Howard Eilberg-Schwartz--:The Problem of the Body for the People of the Book Reading Women into Biblical Narratives Esther Fuchs--Status and Role of Female Heroines in the Biblical Narrative Carol A. Newsom--Woman and the Discourse of Patriarchal Wisdom: A Study of Proverbs 1-9 Phyllis Bird--The Harlot and Heroine: Narrative Art and Social Presupposition in Three Old Testament Texts Nelly Furman--His Story Versus Her Story: Male Genealogy and Female Strategy in the Jacob Cycle Esther Fuchs--The Literary Characterization of Mothers and Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible :J. Cheryl Exum--Who's Afraid of "The Endangered Ancestress?" Goddess and Women of Magic Carole R. Fontaine--:A Heifer from Thy Stable: On Goddesses and the Status of Women in the Ancient Near East Susan Ackerman--The Queen Mother and the Cult in Ancient Israel Claudia V. Champ--The Wise Women on 2 Samuel: A Role Model for Women in Early Israel? Rereading Women in the Bible Edward L. Greenstein--Reading Strategies and the Story of Ruth Danna Nolan Fewell and David M. Gunn--"A Son is Born to Naomi!": Literary Allusions and Interpretation in the Book of Ruth Reuven Kimelman--The Seduction of Even and the Exegetical Politics of Gender Phyllis Trible--Genesis 22: The Sacrifice of Sarah Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible Tikva Frymer-Kensky--Law and Philosophy: The Case of Sex in the Bible Susan Niditch--Eroticism and Death in the Tale of Jael Mieke Bal --Dealing/With/Women: Daughters in the Book of Judges Regina M. Schwartz--Adultery in the House of David: The Metanarrative of Biblical Scholarship and the Narratives of the Bible Alice Bach--Signs of the Flesh: Observations on Characterization in the Bible Amy-Jill Levine--Sacrifice and Salvation: Otherness and Domestication in the Book of Judith Mark Stephen Caponigro--Judith, Holding the Tale of Herodotus Feminist Identities in Biblical Interpretation Alice Bach--Rereading the Body Politic: Women and Violence in Judges Judith Plaskow--Transforming the Nature of Community: Toward a Feminist People of Israel Alice Bach--With a Song in Her Heart: Listening to Scholars Listening to Miriam Elly Elshour, facilitator--Roundtable Discussion: Women with Disabilities-A Challenge to Feminist Theology A Case History: Numbers 5:11-31 Introduction to A Case History Tikva Frymer-Kensky--The Strange Case of the Suspected Sotah (Numbers V 11-31) Jacob Milgrom--The Case of the Suspected Adulteress, Numbers 5:11-31:Redaction and Meaning Jack Sasson--Numbers 5 and the "Waters of Judgement" Michael Fishbane--Accusation of Adultery: A Study of Law and Scribal Practice in Numbers 5:11-31 Alice Bach--Good to the Last Drop: Viewing the Sotah (Numbers 5:11-31) as the Glass is Half Empty and Wondering How to View It Half Full

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About "Women in the Hebrew Bible"

Could you trust a woman named Delilah with pair of scissors? Would you eat food offered by a curious Eve? This text presents a broad overview covering the place of women in the writings in the Old Testament. The essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing on the Israelite society portrayed by the Hebrew Bible. This collection offers a selection of writings about the social, cultural and gender codes reflected in Biblical texts.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Women's World, Man's Place: Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible Alice Bach The Social World of Women in Ancient Israel :Phyllis Bird--The Place of Women in the Israelite Cultus Susan Ackerman--"And the Women Knead Dough": The Worship of the Queen of Heaven in Sixth-Century Judah Carol Myers--Women and the Domestic Economy of Early Israel Esther Fuchs--Structural and Patriarchal Functions in the Biblical Betrothal Type-Scene: Some Preliminary Notes Howard Eilberg-Schwartz--:The Problem of the Body for the People of the Book Reading Women into Biblical Narratives Esther Fuchs--Status and Role of Female Heroines in the Biblical Narrative Carol A. Newsom--Woman and the Discourse of Patriarchal Wisdom: A Study of Proverbs 1-9 Phyllis Bird--The Harlot and Heroine: Narrative Art and Social Presupposition in Three Old Testament Texts Nelly Furman--His Story Versus Her Story: Male Genealogy and Female Strategy in the Jacob Cycle Esther Fuchs--The Literary Characterization of Mothers and Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible :J. Cheryl Exum--Who's Afraid of "The Endangered Ancestress?" Goddess and Women of Magic Carole R. Fontaine--:A Heifer from Thy Stable: On Goddesses and the Status of Women in the Ancient Near East Susan Ackerman--The Queen Mother and the Cult in Ancient Israel Claudia V. Champ--The Wise Women on 2 Samuel: A Role Model for Women in Early Israel? Rereading Women in the Bible Edward L. Greenstein--Reading Strategies and the Story of Ruth Danna Nolan Fewell and David M. Gunn--"A Son is Born to Naomi!": Literary Allusions and Interpretation in the Book of Ruth Reuven Kimelman--The Seduction of Even and the Exegetical Politics of Gender Phyllis Trible--Genesis 22: The Sacrifice of Sarah Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible Tikva Frymer-Kensky--Law and Philosophy: The Case of Sex in the Bible Susan Niditch--Eroticism and Death in the Tale of Jael Mieke Bal --Dealing/With/Women: Daughters in the Book of Judges Regina M. Schwartz--Adultery in the House of David: The Metanarrative of Biblical Scholarship and the Narratives of the Bible Alice Bach--Signs of the Flesh: Observations on Characterization in the Bible Amy-Jill Levine--Sacrifice and Salvation: Otherness and Domestication in the Book of Judith Mark Stephen Caponigro--Judith, Holding the Tale of Herodotus Feminist Identities in Biblical Interpretation Alice Bach--Rereading the Body Politic: Women and Violence in Judges Judith Plaskow--Transforming the Nature of Community: Toward a Feminist People of Israel Alice Bach--With a Song in Her Heart: Listening to Scholars Listening to Miriam Elly Elshour, facilitator--Roundtable Discussion: Women with Disabilities-A Challenge to Feminist Theology A Case History: Numbers 5:11-31 Introduction to A Case History Tikva Frymer-Kensky--The Strange Case of the Suspected Sotah (Numbers V 11-31) Jacob Milgrom--The Case of the Suspected Adulteress, Numbers 5:11-31:Redaction and Meaning Jack Sasson--Numbers 5 and the "Waters of Judgement" Michael Fishbane--Accusation of Adultery: A Study of Law and Scribal Practice in Numbers 5:11-31 Alice Bach--Good to the Last Drop: Viewing the Sotah (Numbers 5:11-31) as the Glass is Half Empty and Wondering How to View It Half Full
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Alice Bach Ed

Shelby Bach grew up reading every book she could find and writing stories in battered notebooks. She also rarely came home with a clean shirt and had a lot of accidents that ended with a hunt for Band-Aids. Nowadays, she writes on her laptop rather than in a notebook, but not much else has changed. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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  • Catalogue Code 155867
  • Product Code 0415915619
  • EAN 9780415915618
  • Pages 568
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Feb 1999
  • Dimensions 30 x 15 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg