We often think that the Hebrew Bible can be read or studied without considering the questions raised by women from their particular realities of race, class, and sexuality. Shattering that notion, The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives demonstrates that these considerations can and should be an integral part of engaging any and all biblical texts.
This volume provides an introduction and essays on the four key sections of the Hebrew Scriptures from the perspective of top female biblical scholars:
Part One: Torah/Pentateuch
Part Two: The Deuteronomistic History (Joshua–2 Kings)
Part Three: Prophecy
Part Four: The Writings
This volume highlights key issues in the Hebrew Scriptures, including historical critical and literary textual analysis and exegesis, particularly as viewed through feminist and intersectional interpretive lenses. Intersectional lenses include the racial/ethnic, class, Global South, postcolonial, and so forth, and their interconnections with gender.
The introduction to the volume by the editor introduces feminist intersectional biblical scholarship, making the case that this scholarship addresses perspectives that are often missing from even very thorough survey texts: feminist and intersectional issues regarding the women characters, sexual assumptions, sexual and domestic violence, symbolization of women, class and race relations, and so forth.
The essays have been created for students who may be encountering feminist biblical and intersectional scholarship for the first time.
- Publisher Fortress Press
- Format Paperback
- ISBN 9781506425481
- eBook ISBN 9781506425498
- Dimensions 6 x 9
- Pages 183
- Publication Date April 1, 2018
The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives demonstrates that these considerations can and should be an integral part of engaging any and all biblical texts.
Its real value will be as a supplemental text in Old Testament courses.
Although this work could well stand alone as an excellent overview of issues, its real value will be as a supplemental text in Old Testament courses. As such, the authors have provided an invaluable work that will deepen appreciation, spark debate and discussion, and enrich a basic or advanced course in biblical studies. This is going to be a very helpful work indeed!
This book is a must entry-level volume for anyone interested in the subject.
This timely volume is doubly important. First, it has a thoughtful editor’s introduction to feminist Hebrew Bible criticism in the last few decades. Second is its promotion of and influence on the discussion of race, gender, class, ethics, and politics in the wider sense in recent Bible scholarship. Survey essays of the Torah, the Histories, the Prophets, and the Writings demonstrate how such intersectional analyses can be done. This book is a must entry-level volume for anyone interested in the subject, and everybody interested in contemporary biblical studies should be.