Women in Scripture

Women in Scripture

by Carol Meyers
     
 

Available here for the first time in paperback, Women in Scripture is a landmark one-volume reference work exploring all the women mentioned in the Bible, named and unnamed, well known and heretofore not known at all. The book comprises more than 800 articles, written by the finest scholars in the field, that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by… See more details below

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Available here for the first time in paperback, Women in Scripture is a landmark one-volume reference work exploring all the women mentioned in the Bible, named and unnamed, well known and heretofore not known at all. The book comprises more than 800 articles, written by the finest scholars in the field, that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by the androcentric nature of the biblical record and by centuries of translation and interpretation that have paid little or no attention to them.

The women of scripture are remarkably varied—from prophets to prostitutes, military heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to wet nurses, rulers to slaves. Here are familiar faces, such as Eve, Judith, and Mary, seen anew with the full benefit of the most up-to-date biblical scholarship. But the most innovative aspect of the book is the section devoted to the many women who in the scriptures do not even have names.

In both scope and accessibility, Women in Scripture is an exceptional work. Combining rigorous scholarship with engaging prose, these articles on women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament will inform, delight, and challenge all readers interested in the Bible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802849625
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsviii
Prefaceix
An Introduction to the Bible
Critical Biblical Scholarship by Carol Meyers1
The Hebrew Bible by Carol Meyers4
The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books by Toni Craven12
The New Testament by Ross S. Kraemer17
Feminist Biblical Scholarship by Alice Ogden Bellis24
Names and Naming in the Biblical World by Karla G
Bohmback33
PART I NAMED WOMEN41
PART II UNNAMED WOMEN173
The Hebrew Bible175
The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books358
The New Testament407
PART III FEMALE DEITIES AND PERSONIFICATIONS505
Additional Ancient Sources557
Abbreviations565
Bibliography567
Illustration Credits591
Acknowledgments592

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