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Women in the Hebrew Bible: A Reader

Women in the Hebrew Bible: A Reader

by Alice Bach
     
 

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Women in the Hebrew Bible presents the first one-volume overview covering the interpretation of women's place in man's world within the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Written by the major scholars in the field of biblical studies and literary theory, these essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing on

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Women in the Hebrew Bible presents the first one-volume overview covering the interpretation of women's place in man's world within the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Written by the major scholars in the field of biblical studies and literary theory, these essays examine attitudes toward women and their status in ancient Near Eastern societies, focusing on the Israelite society portrayed by the Hebrew Bible.

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Library Journal
Bach (religious studies, Stanford Univ.), author of Women, Seduction, and Betrayal in Biblical Narrative (Cambridge Univ., 1997), has compiled a fascinating collection of nearly 40 essays on attitudes toward women and their status in early biblical times. Top scholars in the field--Esther Fuchs, Susan Ackerman, Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, Bach herself, and many others--analyze the lives and roles of the "wives" (Sarah, Rebekah, Leah), the "Good Girls" (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the "Bad Girls" (Eve, Delilah, Bathsheba, Jezebel), the "Sad Girls" (Lot's daughters, Dinah), the "Women Warriors" (Miriam, Deborah), the "Amazing Women" (the Medium of Endor, the Wise Women of Tekoa, the Playmate of God), and the ordinary women in extraordinary and revelatory depth. Included are extensive notes and bibliographies, though, alas, no index or author credits. Students and scholars in the fields of Hebrew studies, biblical history, and feminism will revel in the complex insights here, though general readers may have trouble. Highly recommended for special collections.--Marcia G. Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135238759
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
566
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Alice Bach is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University and the editor of Biblicon, a journal of Bible, media, and culture. She is the author of Women, Seduction, and Betrayal in Biblical Narrative (1997) as well as numerous award-winning children's books.
is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. She is the author of Women, Seduction, and Betrayal in Biblical Narrative (1997) and editor of several scholarly articles, including Biblical Glamour and Hollywood Glitz. She is also the author of numerous award-winning children's books.

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