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Four biblical heroines and the case for female authorship : an analysis of the women of Ruth, Esther, and Genesis 38

Author: Hillel I Millgram
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work examines the lives of Naomi, Ruth, Tamar and Esther. Each woman is depicted without a dominant male companion and 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"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ruth, (Biblical figure); Naomi, (Biblical figure); Esther, Queen of Persia.; Tamar, (Daughter-in-law of Judah); Esther, Queen of Persia.; Naomi, (Biblical figure); Ruth, (Biblical figure); Tamar, (Daughter-in-law of Judah)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hillel I Millgram
ISBN: 9780786430819 0786430818
OCLC Number: 156874684
Description: xiii, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: A woman's tale: an introduction to the book of Ruth --
The exiles --
Amid the alien corn --
The winning of Boaz --
At Bethlehem's gate --
What means this tale? --
Tamar --
Understanding Esther: an introduction --
Party time in old Persia, or lessons on how to run an empire --
The substitute --
Prologue: the night of the assassins --
The man who would not bow --
The war commences --
In the valley of the shadow: looking into the abyss --
Interlude: the theater of the absurd --
Esther triumphant --
Reversing the engine --
Judgment day --
Thou shalt not forget! --
The dark vision --
The hidden hand --
Thinking outside the box.
Responsibility: Hillel I. Millgram.
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