A Feminist Companion to Tobit and Judith
Brenner-Idan, Athalya and Helen Efthimiadis-Keith, editors
London: Bloomsbury, 2015 pp. xx + 277. $29.95
Feminist Companion to the Bible 2/, 20
Description: A Feminist Companion to Tobit and Judith extends the work of the hugely influential and respected Feminist Companion series, which continues to set the standard for feminist approaches to the Hebrew Bible and related texts. In the present volume Athalya Brenner-Idan (with Helen Efthimiadis-Keith) draws together a range of scholarly commentators and addresses the core issues relating to feminist interpretations of the two texts at hand. The volume examines attitudes to gender, identities, exile, social mores, beliefs, clothing, food and drink, personal relationships, and biblical reception. The contributors are: Beverly Bow and George Nickelsburg, Athalya Brenner-Idan, Ora Brison, Helen Efthimiadis-Keith, Renate Egger-Wenzel, Beate Ego, Emma England, Jennifer Glancy, Jan Willem van Henten, Naomi Jacobs, Amy-Jill Levine, Pamela Milne, and Barbara Schmitz.
Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Tobit, Judith, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches
Review by Irene Nowell
Citation: Irene Nowell, review of Athalya Brenner-Idan and Helen Efthimiadis-Keith, eds., A Feminist Companion to Tobit and Judith, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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