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Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women’s Lives in the Hebrew Bible
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Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women’s Lives in the Hebrew Bible

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Almond Press 1989

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Overview

This volume examines the Bible as literature—as a book formative for Western culture not only as the revelation of God, but also as literature to be read and interpreted. Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women’s Lives in the Hebrew Bible explores the interpretation of key texts about women in the Bible. Contributions to this volume include:

  • "The Legacy of Abraham" by Carol Delaney
  • "Anti-Covenant" by Ann Marmesh
  • "Desire and Danger: The Drama of Betrayal" by Betsy Meredith
  • "Deborah the Woman Warrior" by Rachel C. Rasmussen
  • "Narrative Theory, Ideology, and Transformation in Judges 4" by Stephen Hanselman
  • "Constructions of Woman in Readings of the Story of Deborah" by Jane Shaw
  • "Tamar and the Limits of Patriarchy: Between Rape and Seduction" by Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes
  • "An Ideology of Expendability: Virgin Daughter of Sacrifice" by Anne Michele Tapp
  • "A Ritual Processed" by Beth Gerstein
  • "Pseudo-Philo and the Transformation of Jephthah’s Daughter" by Cynthia Baker
  • "Between Alter and Wondering Rock: Toward a Feminist Philology" by Mieke Bal

Key Features

  • Examination of key effeminate qualities throughout Biblical literature
  • Critical textual and literary notes
  • All Scripture references linked to the Bibles in your library

Product Details

  • Title: Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women’s Lives in the Hebrew Bible
  • Author: Mieke Bal
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Series: Gender and the Bible Collection
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 243

About Mieke Bal

Mieke Bal (born 1946) is Professor of Theory of Literature at the University of Amsterdam and the foundindg Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA).