Biblical women who are given only a few lines in the Bible, who are named only as the wife or sister or child of a man, can nonetheless play pivotal roles and cast long shadows. This volume brings together scholars, writers and art historians, who probe texts and trace reception history in exegesis, midrash, literature and the visual arts as they breathe life again into these biblical characters. CONTENTS J. Cheryl Exum, Hagar en proces: The Abject in Search of Subjectivity Ena Giurescu Heller, Bibles, Midrashim and Medieval Tales: The Artistic Journey of Potiphar's Wife Esther Schor, Saviors and Liars: The Midwives of Exodus 1 Jacqueline Osherow, Brides of Blood: Women at the Outset of Exodus Peter S. Hawkins, God's Trophy Whore: Rahab of Jericho Ken Stone, How a Woman Unmans a King: Gender Reversal and the Woman of Thebez in Judges 9 Susanna Bede Caroselli, The Dissemination of Jephthah's Daughter Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Asking at Abel: A Wise Woman's Performance in 2 Samuel 20 Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, From Biblical Blanket to Post-biblical Blank Slate: The Lives and Times of Abishag the Shunammite Jay Twomey, Is Naomi a Liberal Pluralist? The Politics of Loss and Redemption in Jonathan Edwards's Sermon, 'Ruth's Resolution' Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor, The Strange Case of the Disappearing Woman: Biblical Resonances in Kafka's Fraulein Burstner Erin Runions, Ms Job and the Problem of God: A Feminist, Existentialist, Materialist Reading"
Release date Australia
March 31st, 2009
Edited by Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg
Edited by Peter S. Hawkins