From Deborah to Esther : Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible (Paperback)

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The Hebrew Bible's fascinating narratives about women have occasioned some of the most important biblical scholarship of the last generation. Lillian Klein contributes to that wealth with her absorbing studies of key figures in the narrative material: Deborah, Jephtha's daughter, Delilah, Jael, the whore of Gaza, Kaleb's daughter Achsah, Hannah, Esther, the wife of Job, David's wife Michal, and Bethsheeba. With a marvelous eye for the telling detail -- or its absence -- Klein examines the biblical portraits, often maddeningly brief, of these women and the dynamics of gender, power, and honor at work in their stories.

A remarkably lucid and careful scholar, Klein has surfaced the underlying and ironic ideals of womanhood in a society that both honored and marginalized women in stories of seduction and rivalry, deviation and obedience, public shame and private power.

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Publisher Augsburg Fortress Pub
Mfg Part# 9780800635923
SKU 31033522
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0800635922
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0168
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishing

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