Just Wives? / Edition 1

Just Wives? / Edition 1

by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld
     
 

Giving astute attention to social worlds of women of both ancient and modern times, Katharine Sakenfeld explores the stories of eleven women in the Old Testament. In clear and engaging fashion, she reveals the complexity of these women's lives, drawing out the issues they faced and relating their struggles to those women around the world face today. By encouraging

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Giving astute attention to social worlds of women of both ancient and modern times, Katharine Sakenfeld explores the stories of eleven women in the Old Testament. In clear and engaging fashion, she reveals the complexity of these women's lives, drawing out the issues they faced and relating their struggles to those women around the world face today. By encouraging women from across the world, in various cultures, to bring their own experiences to the biblical texts, and sharing the interpretation of some who already have, Sakenfeld allows her readers to see new possibilities for meaning in the Scriptures.

Issues discussed include violence, sexual allure, personal betrayal, marginalization, power, and economic survival. Includes study questions for group discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664226602
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
07/30/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
1,186,774
Product dimensions:
0.34(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis and Director of Doctoral Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author of Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today and Ruth in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series, both published by WJK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Sarah and Hagar: Power and Privileges7
Ch. 2Ruth and Naomi: Economic Survival and Family Values27
Ch. 3Vashti and Esther: Models of Resistance49
Ch. 4Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba: In the Eye of the Beholder69
Ch. 5Gomer: Who Betrayed Whom?91
Ch. 6The Good Wife: Who Is a Worthy Woman?117
Suggestions for Further Reading135

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