By Victor H. Matthews, Victor H. Matthews, Bernard M. Levinson, Tikva Frymer-Kensky

ISBN-10: 1850758867

ISBN-13: 9781850758860

This outstanding new contribution to gender reviews demonstrates the basic function of Israelite and close to East legislation within the old research of gender. The subject of those stories of Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, and Israelite legislation is that this: what's the value of gender within the formula of historical legislations and customized? Feminist scholarship is enriched through those experiences in family members background and the prestige of girls in antiquity. while, traditional felony heritage is repositioned, as new and classical texts are interpreted from the vantage aspect of feminist concept and social background. Papers from SBL Biblical legislations part shape the center of this assortment.

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So should a woman be chaste (nuys), remaining within the house and not going forth from the home. For such is the way of a lewd woman, just as Solomon said of her 'Now she is in the street, now in the market' (Prov. vii 12). He states (specifically) within: that is, even in her home she is to be chaste and is not to sit at the door of her house to be seen by those who pass to and fro. For such is the way of the evil woman, just as it says of her 'she sits at the door of her house' (Prov. ix 14).

M irPCDQ ]~lp DTI, 'may he give strength to his king and raise the horn of his anointed one'. The difference between Hannah's spontaneous prose prayer in ch. 1 and her highly formulaic, poetic prayer in ch. 2 was keenly appreciated by Kaufmann, who noted: When we compare the [prose] prayers in the Bible to the psalms we see that in the prayers, there is not even a single word which is inappropriate to the given situation, in contrast to the psalms. The prayer of Hannah (1 Sam. 11) fits its context, but the psalm of thanksgiving that she recited, according to 1 Sam.

352-53. 51. See Gerstenberger, 'Weibliche', p. 355. BRETTLER Women and Psalms 39 parallelism by Menahem Haran,52 and is quite prevalent in ancient Near Eastern poetry. 53 Thus, as we return to Psalms 123 and 109, the mention of women may be seen as relatively inconsequential, since they are found in the B part of the verse, and may be fillers, just like Psalm 121's n^D rm. That Psalm 109 is specifically addressed to men is made clear in v. T riDD^N TON"), 'may his children be orphans, his wife a widow'.

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