Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes: Women's Stories in the Hebrew Bible

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-19
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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This best-selling book, now revised and updated, shares the work of many feminist biblical scholars who have examined women's stories for several years. These stories are powerful accounts of women in the Old Testament--stories that have profoundly affected how women understand themselves as well as men's perception of them. Here, Alice Bellis shares the research of feminist biblical scholarship during a quarter of a century, which renders a vast amount of refreshing, exciting, sometimes disturbing material.

Author Biography

Alice Ogden Bellis is Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Backgroundp. 1
Introductionp. 3
A story about storiesp. 35
The story of Evep. 37
The women in Genesisp. 57
The women in Exodus and Numbersp. 83
The women in Joshua and Judgesp. 98
The women in 1 and 2 Samuelp. 123
The women in 1 and 2 Kingsp. 139
The women in the prophetsp. 156
The women in the wisdom literature and the Song of Songsp. 170
Subversive women in subversive books : Ruth, Esther, Susanna, and Judithp. 183
Reflectionsp. 203
Summary and conclusionsp. 205
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