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Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible
Scholz, Susanne

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010 pp. xvi + 279. $35.00

Description: In Sacred Witness, Susanne Scholz discusses the wide range of rape texts in biblical literature¬ósome that long have troubled readers, others that should have but didn't, such as texts of marital rape, for example, or metaphorical speech about God as rapist. Assuming the androcentric nature of these writings, Scholz asks how we may read these texts in order to find some redemptive meaning for women, children, and men who have been injured by sexual violence and by "cultures of rape." Sacred Witness provides illuminating reflection on some of the most troubling texts in the Hebrew Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature

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Review by Agnethe Siquans
Published 5/10/2011
Citation: Agnethe Siquans, review of Susanne Scholz, Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2011).

Review by Eve Levavi Feinstein
Published 5/10/2011
Citation: Eve Levavi Feinstein, review of Susanne Scholz, Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2011).

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