From Eve to Esther Rabbinic Reconstructions of Biblical Women

ISBN-10: 0664255426

ISBN-13: 9780664255428

Edition: 1994

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: "She Shall Be Called 'Woman'"
Aggadic Attitudes toward Women
Eve's Estate: Temptation, Modesty, and the Valorization of Matrimony
Serah bat Asher: The Transformative Power of Aggadic Invention
The Regime of Modesty: Ruth and the Rabbinic Construction of the Feminine Ideal
"Remember Thy Handmaid": On Hannah and Prayer
"The King's Daughter Is All Glorious Within": The Estate of Daughterhood
Hope for the Harlot: The Estate of the Marginalized Woman
"Deborah, Say Your Song": Female Prophecy in Talmudic Tradition
Conclusion: Complexity and Contradiction in the Rabbinic Construction of Woman
Bibliography
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Rabbinic References
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