Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes: Women's Stories in the by Alice Ogden Bellis

By Alice Ogden Bellis

This best-selling e-book, now revised and up to date, stocks the paintings of many feminist biblical students who've tested women's tales for numerous years. those tales are strong bills of girls within the previous Testament--stories that experience profoundly affected how girls comprehend themselves in addition to men's conception of them.

Here, Alice Bellis stocks the learn of feminist biblical scholarship in the course of 1 / 4 of a century, which renders an unlimited quantity of fresh, intriguing, occasionally worrying fabric.

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65 These methods are not rigidly separated. They are sometimes used in combination. The first approach is literary criticism. Trible is the best-known practitioner of this approach. 66 010 Bellis Ch01 (1-34) 24 5/9/07 2:13 PM Page 24 HELPMATES, HARLOTS, AND HEROES There are many forms of literary criticism. Among them are narratology and speech-act theory, utilized by literary critic Mieke Bal. This very technical kind of literary approach is difficult to summarize briefly. The results of Bal’s work will be included in the chapters below, but a description of her method is beyond the scope of this book.

She notes that in Nehemiah 8:2–4, at the climax of the restoration of the temple, when the Torah is read publicly, both men and women are present. 82 THE INTERSECTION OF SEX AND RACE IN THE HEBREW BIBLE Many feminist interpreters have studied women’s stories in the Hebrew Bible over the last thirty years. A few black biblical scholars have focused on issues of race and ethnicity in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. 84 There are even fewer black female biblical scholars than black male biblical scholars in this country.

94 Most feminists generally suspect that the majority of the biblical authors and editors were probably men. However, Athalya Brenner and Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes have devised a new approach to the question of the gender of authors. Recognizing that most biblical literature has undergone an extensive oral and written transmission, they suggest that to speak of authors at all is misleading. Rather, they propose looking for the F (feminine) and M (masculine) voices that can be discerned in the text.

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