Drawing on contemporary feminist literary theory, this book constructs versions of women’s stories from the submerged strains of their voices in men’s stories. Among the biblical women represented are Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah. Jephthah’s daughter, Samson’s mother, Samson’s Timnite wife, Delilah, the Levite’s wife, Michal, and Bathsheba.
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Title: Fragmented Women: Feminist (Sub)versions of Biblical Narratives
Author: J. Cheryl Exum
Series: Gender and the Bible Collection
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
Publication Date: 1993
About J. Cheryl Exum
J. Cheryl Exum is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and the author of Tragedy and Biblical Narrative: Arrows of the Almighty.