Women's Bible Commentary (3rd Edition)
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About "Women's Bible Commentary (3rd Edition)"
The Women's Bible Commentaryis a trusted, classic resource for biblical scholarship, written by some of the best feminist scholars in the field today. This twentieth anniversary edition features brand new or thoroughly revised essays to reflect newer thinking in feminist interpretation and hermeneutics. It comprises commentaries on every book of the Bible, including the apocryphal books; essays on the reception history of women in the Bible; and essays on feminist critical method. The contributors raise important questions and explore the implications of how women and other marginalized people are portrayed in biblical texts, looking specifically at gender roles, sexuality, political power, and family life, while challenging long-held assumptions. This commentary brings modern critical methods to bear on the history, sociology, anthropology, and literature of the relevant time periods to illuminate the context of these biblical portrayals and challenges readers to new understandings.
Meet the Authors
Carol A Newsom
Carol A. Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She was the 2011 President of the Society of Biblical Literature and is on the editorial advisory board for the Old Testament Library series by Westminster John Knox Press.
Sharon H Ringe
Ringe is Professor of New Testament at Wesley Theological Seminary and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Jacqueline E. Lapsley is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Among her books is "Whispering the Word: Hearing Women's Stories in the Old Testament", published by Westminster John Knox Press.