''Brenner gives voice to many of the otherwise almost-voiceless female characters of the Hebrew Bible, and she allows them to speak in their own voices.... The book draws on Brenner's own impressive expertise as well as a broad range of traditional scholarship. To these she adds imagination and creativity and by so doing takes feminist biblical scholarship to a new level. Brenner's work is courageous, insightful, and provocative.''
Alice L. Laffey, author of An Introduction to the Old Testament: A Feminist Perspective
''Disturbed by the paradox of re-creating biblical points of view through twenty-first century perspectives, Athalya Brenner has given voicewithout that pretenseto biblical women. The result is widely and wildly informative, entertaining, audacious, and, yes, academic: a multifaceted pleasure to read.''
Lillian R. Klein, author of From Deborah to Esther: Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible