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Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation
Hornsby, Teresa J. and Deryn Guest

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. viii + 123. $27.95

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Description: In this volume Hornsby and Guest introduce readers to terms for the various identities of trans people and how the Bible can be an affirmation of those deemed sexually other by communities. This book offers readings of well known (e.g., Gen 1; Revelation) and not so well known (2 Sam 6; Jer 38) narratives to illustrate that the Bible has been translated and interpreted with a bias that makes heterosexuality and a two sex, two gender system natural, and thus divinely ordained. The authors present examples that show gender was never a binary, and in the Bible gender and sex are always dynamic categories that do, and must, transition.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Gay/Lesbian Approaches

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Review by Jo Henderson-Merrygold
Published 4/6/2017
Citation: Jo Henderson-Merrygold, review of Teresa J. Hornsby and Deryn Guest, Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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