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Early Jewish Writings
Schuller, Eileen and Marie-Theres Wacker, editors

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017 pp. xv + 299. $44.95

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Bible and Women: An Encyclopedia of Exegesis and Cultural History, 3.1

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Description: This collection of essays deals with aspects of women and gender relations in early Judaism (during the Persian, Greek, and Roman empires). Some essays focus on specific writings: the Greek (Septuagint) version of Esther, Judith, Joseph and Aseneth, and the Letter of Jeremiah. Others explore how certain biblical texts are reinterpreted: Eve in the Life of Adam and Eve, the mixing of the sons of God with the daughters of men from Genesis 6:1Ė4, the Egyptian princess at the birth of Moses, and how Josephus retells biblical stories. The third group of essays explore specific social contexts: Philo's views of women in the Roman empire, the Sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls, and women philosophers of the Therapeutae in Egyptian Alexandria.

Subjects: Bible, Septuagint, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Laura Quick
Published 5/24/2018
Citation: Laura Quick, review of Eileen Schuller and Marie-Theres Wacker, eds., Early Jewish Writings, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


Review by Cynthia M. Baker
Published 1/16/2020
Citation: Cynthia M. Baker, review of Eileen Schuller and Marie-Theres Wacker, eds., Early Jewish Writings, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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