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Sex, Honor, and Power in the Deuteronomistic History
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Sex, Honor, and Power in the Deuteronomistic History


Sheffield Academic Press 1996

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In this original work, Stone studies the structure and social presuppositions of several narratives from the Deuteronomistic History in which sexual activity plays a significant role. Both narratological and anthropological tools are utilized in the textual analysis. Stone interestingly notes the link between sexual activity, gender and prestige structures; the emphasis on male contest and female chastity discussed by anthropologists of honor and shame; and the role of the exchange of women in relations between men. In each story, sexual practice is primarily related to male struggles for honor and power.

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  • Title: Sex, Honor, and Power in the Deuteronomistic History
  • Author: Kenneth Stone
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 170

About Kenneth Stone

Kenneth Stone is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

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