Abigail, Wife of David, and Other Ancient Oriental Women
Bodi, Daniel, editor
Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013 pp. xiv + 127. $75.00
Hebrew Bible Monographs, 60
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This is the first book devoted to the biblical figure of Abigail, whose encounter with David is narrated in 1 Samuel 25. An interdisciplinary study, its seven papers combine biblical criticism, narratology, history of religions, Assyriology and the study of midrash.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Samuel, Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches
Review by Benjamin J. M. Johnson
Citation: Benjamin J. M. Johnson, review of Daniel Bodi, ed., Abigail, Wife of David, and Other Ancient Oriental Women, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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