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Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament
Davidson, Richard†M.

Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2007 pp. xxx + 844. $29.95


Description: Flame of Yahweh offers a thorough exploration of gender relationships and sexual activity in the Old Testament. Topics include sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of women, exclusivity vs. adultery and premarital sex, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality in the Song of Songs. Written from a theologically conservative perspective, Richard Davidson provides a meticulously researched work which makes extensive use of other Ancient Near Eastern documents on subjects ranging from homosexuality to gender relations. At the same time, the author offers clear explanations of terms and historical context that make the work accessible to the reader.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature

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Review by Gerrie Snyman
Published 7/5/2008
Citation: Gerrie Snyman, review of Richard M. Davidson, Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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