Women's Bible Commentary
In the critically acclaimed best-seller Women's Bible Commentary, an outstanding group of women scholars introduced and summarized each book of the Bible and commented on those sections of each book that have particular relevance to women, focusing on female characters, symbols, life situations such as marriage and family, the legal status of women, and religious principles that affect relationships of women and men.
Now, this expanded edition provides similar insights on the Apocrypha, presenting a significant view of the lives and religious experiences of women as well as attitudes toward women in the Second Temple period. This expanded edition sets a new standard for women's and biblical studies.
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- Provides a female perspective on the Bible's characters, contexts, and principles
- Contains two chapters on the everyday life of women during the Hebrew Bible and New Testament periods
- Includes an extensive bibliography
Praise for the Print Edition
A remarkable volume that is fresh, provocative, and faithful. It is as faithful as Jacob is faithful in wrestling with the angel. Sometimes you can only know the truth by fighting back.
—Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Professor of Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary
This welcome and daring book has much to teach us that we cannot safely ignore. . . . A landmark in interpretation.
—Walter Brueggemann, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
With the Women's Bible Commentary, careful and critical feminist biblical interpretation is made accessible for preaching, study groups, and seminary courses.
—Letty M. Russell (1929–2007), Professor of Theology, The Divinity School, Yale University
- Title: Women's Bible Commentary
- Editors: Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe
- Edition: Expanded
- Publisher: Westminster John Knox
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pages: 501
About the Editors
Carol A Newsom is Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta. She is on the editorial advisory board of The Old Testament Library series.
Sharon H. Ringe is Professor of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. She is the author of Luke (Westminster Bible Companion).