By Ross Kraemer,Carol L. Meyers,Toni Craven

Since the Sixties many biblical students have studied the Bible with a spotlight on gender. but such examine is just slowly attaining a large viewers past the academy. Seven years within the making, centuries late, ladies in Scripture is the groundbreaking paintings that may ultimately open this box to readers of all backgrounds -- Jews, Christians, and everybody excited about a physique of literature that has exerted a novel impact on Western civilization.
The editors have taken at the formidable job of picking out each girl and team of ladies pointed out within the Bible, even if named or unnamed, renowned or heretofore now not identified in any respect. the result's greater than 8 hundred articles, written through the best students within the box, that research the various girls who've frequently been obscured through the androcentric nature of the biblical list and through centuries of translation and interpretation that experience paid very little cognizance to them. finally, ladies in Scripture supplies those ladies their due.
they're remarkably different -- from prophets to prostitutes, army heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to rainy nurses, rulers to slaves. There are primary faces, reminiscent of Eve, Judith, and Mary, obvious anew with the whole advantage of the main up to date result of biblical scholarship. however the so much cutting edge element of this e-book is the part dedicated to the various ladies who within the scriptures don't also have names.
either in scope and accessibility, girls in Scripture is an outstanding paintings. Combining rigorous scholarship with enticing prose, every one of those articles on girls within the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the recent testomony will tell, pride, and problem readers drawn to the Bible, students and laypeople alike. jointly, those articles create a quantity that takes the research of girls within the Bible to a brand new level.

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