Women's Bible Commentary, Third Edition (Book)

Revised and Updated

  • 9780664237073
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  • 9/12/2012
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$ 65.00

Description

The Women's Bible Commentary is a trusted, classic resource for biblical scholarship, written by some of the best feminist scholars in the field today. This twentieth anniversary edition features brand new or thoroughly revised essays to reflect newer thinking in feminist interpretation and hermeneutics. It comprises commentaries on every book of the Bible, including the apocryphal books; essays on the reception history of women in the Bible; and essays on feminist critical method. The contributors raise important questions and explore the implications of how women and other marginalized people are portrayed in biblical texts, looking specifically at gender roles, sexuality, political power, and family life, while challenging long-held assumptions. This commentary brings modern critical methods to bear on the history, sociology, anthropology, and literature of the relevant time periods to illuminate the context of these biblical portrayals and challenges readers to new understandings.

This hardback edition is available in North America for a limited time only.

Reviews

“The editors address some of the profound changes in feminist biblical criticism in the past two decades. ‘Issues that were the hermeneutical significance of sexual identity, analysis of masculinity, and postcolonial positioning’ are now part of feminist criticism. This book will appeal to some readers of The Jewish Biblical Quarterly, who may gain a new perspective, learn from these essays, and also draw upon the bibliographical sources for further study.” – The Jewish Biblical Quarterly

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