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Daughter Zion, mother Zion : gender, space, and the sacred in ancient Israel

Author: Christl M Maier
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of Israel's use of gender symbolism in times of crisis. In this innovative work, Christl M. Maier argues that the way Israelites in the exilic and post-exilic periods spoke of Jerusalem as gendered space - a female city - helps us trace reactions to the crisis of exile and the emergence of a new national-religious identity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christl M Maier
ISBN: 9780800662417 0800662415
OCLC Number: 226304713
Description: x, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Methodology : how to approach texts that describe "sacred space" --
The preexilic Zion tradition in Psalms and Prophets --
The feminization of space : daughter Zion in Isaiah 1-39 and Jeremiah 4-6 --
The whoring of Jersualem in prophetic texts --
Daughter Zion's wounded body in Lamentations --
The ascent and rebuilding of Jerusalem in Isaiah 40-66 --
Zion as mother and pilgrimage site --
From daughter Zion to mother Zion : the emergence of a religious symbol.
Responsibility: Christl M. Maier.
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An exploration of Israel's use of gender symbolism in times of crisis. In this innovative work, Christl M. Maier argues that the way Israelites in the exilic and post-exilic periods spoke of Jerusalem as gendered space - a female city - helps us trace reactions to the crisis of exile and the emergence of a new national-religious identity.

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