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Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old…

Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament…

by Elizabeth A. McCabe

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0761853871, Paperback)

Volume 2 of Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives encompasses the latest research in feminist biblical scholarship. New angles of interpretation and fresh perspectives regarding often overlooked biblical women will be gained from the pages of this volume. This volume focuses on such women as Tamar, Deborah, Manoah's wife, Queen Vashti, and Job's wife. Attention is also given to socio-historical backgrounds lurking behind the biblical text (such as women in Greco-Roman education and syncretism in Ephesus), demonstrating how these backgrounds directly influenced the writings about women. Some emphasis on contemporary application is also stressed regarding problematic passages, such as 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. This multi-faceted approach to women in the Bible will prove to be invigorating, refreshing, and enlightening for all to read.

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Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives is a volume featuring the most current research in biblical scholarship. This collection will whet the reader's appetite for cutting-edge research and encourage a closer look at some of the familiar passages that may have been overlooked in the biblical text. New insights will be gained, a greater depth of understanding in the biblical text will be fostered, and a greater appreciation for women in the Bible will inevitably result from this unique compilation. Contributors featured in this volume have shared their papers in conference meetings at the regional or national levels at the Society of Biblical Literature or are already published authors as well as professors in biblical studies.… (more)

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