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Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on Women in Genesis
Taylor, MarionAnn and HeatherE. Weir, editors

Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2006 pp. xvii + 495. $44.95

Description: The women of Genesis Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel intrigued and informed the lives of nineteenth-century women. These women read the biblical stories for themselves and looked for ways to expand, reinforce, or challenge the traditional understanding of women's lives. They communicated their readings of Genesis using diverse genres ranging from poetry to commentary.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, History of Interpretation

Review by Frances Klopper
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Published 4/19/2008
Citation: Frances Klopper, review of Marion Ann Taylor and Heather E. Weir, eds., Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on Women in Genesis, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2008).

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