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In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identities
Lefkovitz, Lori Hope

New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010 pp. vii + 191. $19.95


Description: Applying psychoanalytic and gender theory to selected Biblical narratives from Genesis to the Book of Ruth, Lefkovitz interprets the Bible's stories as foundation texts in the development of sexual identities. In Scripture is an exploration of the Biblical origins of a series of unstable ideas about the sexes, human sexuality, family roles, and Jewish sexual identities, in particular, and by extension, changing attitudes towards Jewish men and women.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature

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Review by Deborah Rooke
Published 11/4/2013
Citation: Deborah Rooke, review of Lori Hope Lefkovitz, In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identities, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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