Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Biblical Books
Scholz, Susanne, editor
Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013 pp. xviii + 320. $95.00
Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 5
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Description: This is the first of a set of three volumes reviewing the progress of feminist Hebrew Bible scholarship over the last 40 years. In it, fourteen essayists focus on the feminist work on each of the biblical books. Each essay explores the range and depth of feminist exegesis, presents substantial yet easily digestible trends, preferences and perspectives in feminist scholarship, and demonstrates that feminist biblical approaches are not monolithic but diverse in feminist conviction, hermeneutics and method. The result of this collaborative task is a comprehensive though selective survey, which includes suggestions for future feminist engagement. What feminist biblical scholarship has accomplished during the past forty years is no small feat. But it becomes clear from this volume that much remains to be done in the pursuit of dismantling structures of gender domination in Hebrew Bible exegesis and beyond.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, The Additions to the Book of Daniel, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches
Review by Jan Jaynes Quesada
Citation: Jan Jaynes Quesada, review of Susanne Scholz, ed., Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Biblical Books, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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