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In the critically acclaimed best-seller, Women's Bible Commentary, an outstanding group of women scholars introduced and summarized each book of the Bible and commented on those sections of each book that have particular relevence to women, focusing on female charecters, symbols, life situations such as marriage and family, the legal status of women, and religious principles that affect relationships of women and men. Now, this expanded edition provides similar insights on the Apocrypha, presenting a significant view of the lives and religious experiences of women as well as attitudes toward women in the Second Temple period. This expanded edition sets a new standard for women's and biblical studies.
This groundbreaking commentary gathers the work of many outstanding women scholars who offer a general introduction for each book of the Bible and then focus on portions that deal with female characters, symbols, life situations such as marriage and family, the legal status of women, and religious principles that affect relationships of women and men.
|When Women Interpret the Bible||1|
|1 and 2 Samuel||85|
|1 and 2 Kings||96|
|1 and 2 Chronicles||110|
|Song of Songs||156|
|Daniel and Its Additions||191|
|Everyday Life: Women in the Period of the Hebrew Bible||244|
|1, 2, and 3 John||374|
|Early Extracanonical Writings||383|
|Everyday Life: Women in the Period of the New Testament||390|
Posted December 15, 2011
Great Bible commentary to go to if you are looking for a perspective that focuses on women. Each entry is by a different author, and some authors are more grounded than others. For example, the entry on the book of Leviticus offers sound scholarship with a literary reading of the text. Some entries, such as the one on 2 Timothy, can leave out information to give the text either a strong anti-women or pro-women cast, that the text simply does not live up to when read as a whole.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.