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Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response
Boda, Mark J., Carol J. Dempsey and LeAnn Snow Flesher, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012 pp. x + 429. $35.95

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Description: This volume showcases recent exploration of the portrait of Daughter Zion as “she” appears in biblical Hebrew poetry. Using Carleen Mandolfo’s Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets (Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) as a point of departure, the contributors to this volume explore the image of Daughter Zion in its many dimensions in various texts in the Hebrew Bible. Approaches used range from poetic, rhetorical, and linguistic to sociological and ideological. To bring the conversation full circle, Carleen Mandolfo engages in a dialogic response with her interlocutors. The contributors are Mark J. Boda, Mary L. Conway, Stephen L. Cook, Carol J. Dempsey, LeAnn Snow Flesher, Michael H. Floyd, Barbara Green, John F. Hobbins, Mignon R. Jacobs, Brittany Kim, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Christl M. Maier, Carleen Mandolfo, Jill Middlemas, Kim Lan Nguyen, and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Rhetorical Criticism, Poetics, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology, Ideological Critique

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Review by Renata Furst
Published 10/5/2014
Citation: Renata Furst, review of Mark J. Boda, Carol J. Dempsey, and Leann Snow Flesher, eds., Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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