Texts of Terror:Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

Texts of Terror:Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives
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Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories interpreted in memoriam challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

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9780800615376
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Paperback
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March 19, 1984