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Four Biblical Heroines and the Case for Female Authorship

An Analysis of the Women of Ruth, Esther and Eenesis 38

Hillel I. Millgram (author)

ISBN: 9780786430819

Publication Date: Oct 2007

Format: Paperback

Examines the lives of four female characters in the Bible: Naomi, Ruth, Tamar and Esther. This work evaluates each character's role as a female protagonist, and demonstrates how each story represents an innovative view of religion and a revisionist evaluation of women's roles.
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This work examines the lives of four female characters in the Bible: Naomi, Ruth, Tamar and Esther. Their stories differ significantly from those of most female Biblical characters in that each woman is depicted without a dominant male companion and each is featured in the Bible's more secular texts. The author evaluates each character's role as a female protagonist, and demonstrates how each story represents an innovative view of religion and a revisionist evaluation of women's roles. Finally, the author proposes that these narratives may have been authored by women. Appendices provide additional information about Boaz, Judah and Tamar, Greek versions of the "Book of Esther", Mordecai's decree, and literacy in ancient Israel. It includes a glossary and timeline.
Illustrations Maps
Pages 279
Date Published 30 Oct 2007
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Biblical studies & exegesis  

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