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Between Woman, Man and God: A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments
Sivan, Hagith

London: T &T Clark, 2004 pp. xiii + 270. $125.00

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Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series/Bible in the Twenty-First Century Series, 401/4


Description: Hagith Sivan challenges the traditional reading of the Ten Commandments as a word of God to men. It explores the Commandments in both a legal and narrative contexts, bringing to bear methods of mainstream and feminist biblical scholarship. Between Woman, Man and God argues that there can be neither full understanding nor a meaningful reading of this central document without a thorough examination of its relevance to women on the one hand, and of the relevance of illustrative stories featuring women on the other hand.

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Review by William Marderness
Published 11/29/2008
Citation: William Marderness, review of Hagith Sivan, Between Woman, Man and God: A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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