Women's Study Bible 3100

Overview


The majority of Biblical commentary available to readers today is written from the perspective of white, Western, classically educated men. And while this perspective is valid and valuable, it is necessarily partial.
The Women's Study Bible, edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans, seeks to redress this imbalance. The annotations and articles collected here don't simply look at passages about women. They look at all of Scripture from a woman's perspective, ...
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Overview


The majority of Biblical commentary available to readers today is written from the perspective of white, Western, classically educated men. And while this perspective is valid and valuable, it is necessarily partial.
The Women's Study Bible, edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans, seeks to redress this imbalance. The annotations and articles collected here don't simply look at passages about women. They look at all of Scripture from a woman's perspective, exploring questions that have special relevance for women. How does Scripture speak to women as they give birth and breast-feed, bandage and console, survive intolerable conditions, hold high office, and contemplate both shattered hopes and dreams fulfilled? What was daily life like for women in Biblical times? How do women represented in the Bible speak to women--and men--today? Each biblical book is accompanied by an introduction that lays out dating, authorship, and other historical information, as well as the larger themes of the book--both those specific to women and those that have a broader relevance. Helpful running annotations give more specifics, paying particular attention to the many women who appear in the Bible, highlighting passages that specifically address women and women's issues, and clarifying lessons that women might draw from more general passages. This edition uses the New Living Translation, an easy-to-read translation that employs gender-inclusive language. It also includes New Oxford Bible Maps, extensive back matter, as well as a helpful index to women in the Bible.
Written from a faith perspective by a wide range of both male and female scholars from around the world and from different denominational backgrounds, these study tools offer all readers a wealth of information and guidance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195291254
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1892
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Clark Kroeger is Adjunct Associate Professor of Classical and Ministry Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is co-author of I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking I Timothy 2:12 in the Light of Ancient Evidence, No Place for Abuse, and Refuge from Abuse. She was the founding president of Christians for Biblical Equality and is currently president of Peace and Safety in the Christian Home.
Mary J. Evans, formerly the Vice-Principal of the London School of Theology, is now the Acting Academic Dean at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa. She is the author of several books, including Woman in the Bible, Prophets of the Lord, The Message of Samuel (in the Bible Speaks Today Series), and 1 and 2 Samuel (in the NIBC series). College, is now teaching in Ethiopia.

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Table of Contents

Names and Order of the Books of the Old and New Testaments

Alphabetical Listing of the Books of the Bible

Sidebar Essays and Maps

The Old Testament

The New Testament 1115

Supplemental Study Materials

The Geography of the Bible 1559

Cultural Contexts 1562

Timeline 1588

Chronological Table of Rulers 1592

Glossary 1597

Index of Women 1617

NLT Dictionary/Concordance 1625

The New Oxford Bible Maps 1883

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