Prophets and Daniel
A Feminist Companion to the Bible
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 320
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
The feminist Companion to the Bitle (second series) This sparkling new collection of studies covers topics such as the Queen of Heaven, Saying No to a Prophet, Circumcision of the Prostitute, with the section on Daniel addressing, among other things, the wise queen mother of Daniel 5, and the Obtuse Foreign Ruler. This sparkling new collection of studies includes a reassessment of previous feminist exegesis, reconsiders women as prophets and takes a new look at goddesses. In particular, it looks more closely at the 'porno-prophetic' marriage metaphor. Essays include Judith Hadley on the Queen of Heaven, Mary Shields on 'Circumcision of the Prostitute', Julia M. O'Brien on 'Saying "No" to a Prophet', and articles by Esther Fuchs, Renat Jost and Rainer Kessler. The section on Daniel comprises A. Brenner on the 'Obtuse Foreign Ruler' in the Hebrew Bible, H. van Deventer on Women's Wisdom in Daniel 5, and an essay by Emily Sampson.
"This volume makes an important contribution to the biblical field and needs to be incorporated into the thought and study of students and scholars alike. While some of the points uncovered may surprise general readers of the Bible, the search for truth remains a constant commitment among these scholars. Brenner and the volume's contributors are to be commended for their creative and sustained inquiry that has yielded new insights sure to spark lively conversations." -Carol J. Dempsey, Religious Studies Review