A New Interpretation of Their Stories
"A welcome book, engagingly written. It is a valuable contribution to the growing bibliography of feminist biblical interpretation." <br>--Dr. Phyllis Trible, University Professor, Wake Forest University Divinity School <br>"Frymer-Kensky has applied her expertise in the culture and traditions of the ancient Near East to the Hebrew Bible, with remarkable results: "Reading the Women of the Bible" contains new insights and brilliant analyses, and a whole set of creative syntheses. This book has much to say about and to women of every era and age, but its spirit, scope, and breadth go beyond any generic limits: men--perhaps even more than women--can and should learn much from it, both about the Bible and the women in it." <br>--David Noel Freedman, Professor of Hebrew Biblical Studies, University of California, San Diego, and editor-in-chief, "The Anchor Bible" <br>"Frymer-Kensky presents the women of the Hebrew Bible freshly and brilliantly, bringing to her study a profound mastery of the literatures and cultures of the lands surrounding the Bible. Here is biblical interpretation that eliminates much of the distance between the text and the reader: These stories illuminate the themes and dangers, hopes and fears, that are characteristic of human life anywhere and at any time. And the entire work is presented in a style and with a grace that delight the eye, the ear, and the heart." <br>--Dr. Walter Harrelson, Vanderbilt University <br>"A major voice in feminist reading of the Hebrew Bible, Frymer-Kensky advances our understanding of the gender issues in the Bible by proposing a fresh and suggestive taxonomy of four discourses concerning women. Her persuasive power rests upon her immensecapacity to read texts carefully and discerningly. "Reading the Women of the Bible" lets us move back and forth between ancient text and contemporary gender issues in a generative way--a most welcome and important read!" <br>--Dr. Walter Brueggeman, Columbia Theological Seminary <br>"You'll never see the women of the Bible in quite the same way after reading Tikva Frymer-Kensky's excellent new book. In her able hands, these women emerge from the ancient texts with new strength and vigor. Frymer-Kensky is a dazzling thinker who presents her ideas with unusual energy and clarity." <br>--Ari L. Goldman, author of "The Search for God at Harvard" <p>"From the Hardcover edition."