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Countertraditions in the Bible

A Feminist Approach

Countertraditions in the Bible

A Feminist Approach

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Paperback / softback

£28.95

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674175457
Number of Pages: 206
Published: 14/11/1993
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21 cm
In this eye-opening book, llana Pardes explores the tense dialogue between dominant patriarchal discourses of the Bible and counter female voices. Pardes studies women's plots and subplots, dreams and pursuits, uncovering the diverse and at times conflicting figurations of femininity in biblical texts. She also sketches the ways in which antipatriarchal elements intermingle with other repressed elements in the Bible: polytheistic traditions, skeptical voices, and erotic longings.

Ilana Pardes

Ilana Pardes is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and English at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Distinguishing herself from feminists Biblical scholars who regard the Bible as a wholly patriarchal work, Parders sees the text itself as challenging gender distinctions...Her arguments are buttressed with an impressive command of Biblical scholarship and an awareness of the sensitive, nuanced readings to be found in Rabbinic literature. -- Yehudah Mirsky Forward Ilana Pardes planes the Bible's surface to expose the lineaments that run against the grain, challenging the pat assumptions of our predecessors. Pardes focuses on the unconventional, the irregular, in Biblical literature and points up instances in which a female voice in permitted its say--until the masculine voice resumes. -- Edward L. Greenstein Jerusalem Report

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