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By Christl M. Maier, Nuria Calduch-Benages

a world number of ecumenical, gender-sensitive interpretations

the newest quantity within the Bible and ladies sequence seeks to supply an ecumenical, gender-sensitive interpretation and reception historical past of the Writings and later knowledge traditions together with Ben Sira and the knowledge of Solomon. Articles hint the residing stipulations of girls, learn the presentation of lady figures within the Israelite knowledge culture, speak about girls and gender kinfolk in unmarried books, and discover narratives approximately nice woman protagonists, reminiscent of Ruth, Esther, and Susanna, who turn out their wit and energy in events of conflict.


  • Essays by way of students from 5 ecu international locations, Israel, and the United States
  • An creation and fourteen essays all for ladies and gender relations
  • insurance of strength family members and ideologies in the texts and in present interpretations.

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Much of this material may be recognized by its use of the Chronicler’s peculiar style and vocabulary, but again, no certainty may be reached here either. Thus from the point of view of origin, Chronicles is composed of three components: material taken from known sources, presented literally or with different degrees of change and reworking; material taken from unknown sources, their existence verifiable by their contents and style; and material written by the Chronicler himself. This mode of composition has multiple consequences for the perception of the Chronicler’s work and message.

Although she 24. E. New Evidence from a Marriage Contract from al-Yahudu,” AfO 51 (2005–6): 198–219. 25. Emil G. C. from the Jewish Colony at Elephantine (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953). Since Kraeling numbered the documents, they are referred to as K 1, K 2, etc. 26 Another woman, Mibtahiah, was initially married to a Judean man. Her father granted her property upon marriage, specifying that it must remain hers, not her husband’s (C 7);27 her husband apparently died before they had children.

Women are also integral to the communal pledge in Neh 10:1–29. We read about the vow of “the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, and all who separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to [follow] the Torah of God, their wives, sons and daughters, all who know enough to understand, join with their noble brothers, and take an oath with sanctions to follow the Torah of God” (Neh 10:29–30). Other texts attest to the perceived power of women and their influence.

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