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Texts of Terror (40th Anniversary Edition): Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

Texts of Terror (40th Anniversary Edition)

Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

Phyllis Trible (Author), Gale A. Yee (Foreword by)


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In this seminal work of biblical studies, renowned scholar Phyllis Trible focuses on four variations on the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories--interpreted in memoriam--challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506481388
  • eBook ISBN 9781506481395
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 128
  • Publication Date April 19, 2022