Eve and Adam Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender

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Description: "The editors have performed a great service in making widely available a documentary history of the interpretation of the Eve and Adam story." -- Publishers Weekly"This fascinating volume examines Genesis 1-3 and the different ways that Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpreters have used these passages to define and enforce gender roles.... a 'must'... " -- Choice"Wonderful! A marvelous introduction to the ways in which the three major Western religious traditions are both like, and unlike one another." -- Ellen Umansky, Fairfield UniversityNo other text has affected women in the western world as much as the story of Eve and Adam. This remarkable anthology surveys more than 2,000 years of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim commentary and debate on the biblical story that continues to raise fundamental questions about what it means to be a man or to be a woman. The selections range widely from early postbiblical interpretations in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha to the Qur'an, from Thomas Aquinas to medieval Jewish commentaries, from Christian texts to 19th-century antebellum slavery writings, and on to pieces written especially for this volume.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Hebrew Bible Accounts
Introduction Selections and Commentary
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Genesis 2:4b-3:24
Genesis 4:1-4:2
Genesis 5:1-5:5
Jewish Postbiblical Interpretations (200s BCE-200 CE)
Introduction Apocrypha (Deuterocanon) and Pseudepigrapha
1 Enoch (c. 200s BCE) Sirach (c. 180 BCE) Jubilees (c. mid-100s BCE) Wisdom of Solomon (c. 30s BCE-100 CE) 2 Esdras (c. 100 CE)
2 Baruch (c. early 100s CE) Life of Adam and Eve (c. late 100s-400 CE)
Jewish Philosophers and Historians Philo, Questions and Answers on Genesis (c. 20s-40s CE)
Josephus, Jewish Antiquities (c. 90s CE)
Rabbinic Interpretations (200-600s CE)
Introduction Midrash Rabbah and Babylonian Talmud
Themes on Humankind+s Creation
Themes on the Disobedience
Themes on Adam and Eve after Eden
Themes on Humankind in the Post-Edenic World Targums
Targum Onqelos to Genesis (c. 100s)
Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Genesis (pre 600)
Early Christian Interpretations (50-450 CE)
Introduction New Testament (c. 50-150 CE)
Egalitarian+ Texts 1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Galatians 3:27-28
Ephesians 4:22-24
Colossians 3:9-11
Hierarchical+ Texts 1 Corinthians 11:3-12 2
Corinthians 11:2-6
Ephesians 5:21-6:9 1
Timothy 2:8-15
Extracanonical Sources
The Gospel According to Thomas (c. 50-150)
The Gospel According to Philip (pre 350)
The Acts of Paul and Thecla (c. 100s)
Church Fathers Theophilus, -Apology to Autolycus+ (late 100s)
Anastasius Sinaita, Anagogicarum Contemplationum (c. 150-250)
Tertullian, -On the Apparel of Women+ (c. 202)
Origen, -Homilies on Genesis: 1 and 6+ (c. 240)
Ambrose, -Paradise+ (c. 375)
John Chrysostom, Homilies on Genesis (c. 386)
Augustine, The Literal Meaning of Genesis (begun c. 401)
Medieval Readings: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian (600-1500 CE)
Introduction Islam
The Qur+an (c. 610-632)
Surah 2, The Cow: 2:29-38, 222-223, 228
Surah 4, Women: 4:1, 3, 34-36, 116-120, 128-130
Surah 7, The Heights: 7:19-27, 189-190
Surah 15, Al-Hijr: 15:26-45
Surah 20, T0 H0: 20:115-123
Surah 23, The Believers: 23:12-14
Surah 24, Light: 24:30-33
Surah 30, The Romans: 30:20-22
Surah 49, The Private Apartments: 49:13
Muslim Interpretations Al-Tabari, Commentary on the Qur+an (c. late 800s)
Al-Kisa I, The Tales of the Prophets of al-KisaI (collected c. 1200)
Ibn Al+ Arabi, The Bezels of Wisdom (c. 1200s)
Judaism Midrashic Themes: The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan (c. 600-700s)
Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer (c. 700-800s)
Alphabet of Ben Sira (c. 700-900s)
The Chronicle of Jerahmeel (c. 1300s)
Rashi, Commentary on the Pentateuch (c. late 100s)
Nahmanides, Commentary on the Torah (c. 1200s)
Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed (c. late 1100s)
Isaac Kohen, Treatise on the Left Emanation (c. 1100s)
The Zohar, Bereshit (c. late 1200s)
Summa Theologiae (begun c. 1260)
Letter of the God of Love (1399)
Interpretations from the Protestant Reformation (1517-1700 CE)
Introduction Balthasar Hubmaier, Freedom of the Will (1527)
Lectures on Genesis (begun 1535)
Commentaries on the First Book of Moses Called Genesis (c. 1555)
Womens Speaking Justified, Proved and Allowed by the Scriptures (1666)
Paradise Lost (1667)
Societal Applications in the United States (1800s CE)
Introduction Antebellum Debates on Household Hierarchies Proslavery and Antislavery Views Fred A. Ross, Slavery Ordained of God (1857)
Howe, Slaveholding Not Sinful (1856)
Bible Defence of Slavery (1851)
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