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Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis
Schneider, Tammi J.

Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008 pp. 235. $21.99


Description: Eve, Noah's wife, Sarah, Tamar, Asenath, and others played a critical role in shaping the nation and faith of Israel. But we need to look closely at their stories to fully understand their impact. Respected Hebrew scholar and archaeologist Tammi Schneider takes us into the biblical account by carefully reading the stories of all the women in Genesis and illuminating the text with cultural background and archaeological insights. Her careful and creative approach challenges traditional ways of seeing these women and gives a fresh perspective on familiar stories. The result is a readable, thoughtful, and biblically grounded look at the roles and functions of Genesis women and a solid resource for studies of Genesis, women in the Bible, and women's issues.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature

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Review by Ellen White
Published 5/16/2009
Citation: Ellen White, review of Tammi J. Schneider, Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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