This book, an anthology of both previously published and new and original writing about Michal, is something of an experiment. Its purpose is to provide readers with raw materials for developing their own reading of the Michal story. It does not offer a unified portrait of this biblical character; rather, it invites readers to interactively form their own assessment. At the same time, the book presents systematic guidance for coping with divergent interpretations of Michal’s complexity as a figure.
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David J. A. Clines is emeritus professor of Biblical Studies and a past Biblical Studies department head at the University of Sheffield.
Tamara Cohn Eskenazi is professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.