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Music in the old bones : Jezebel through the ages

Author: Janet Howe Gaines
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Janet Howe Gaines argues that the bride of the Israelite king Ahab became a convenient scapegoat for biblical writers who portrayed her as the primary force behind their nation's apostasy. The biblical account presents the queen as a murderer, as a disruptive force for evil. Despised, the strong-willed Jezebel is still one of the most intriguing women of the Bible." "Music in the Old Bones is a guide to the eternal  Read more...
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Named Person: Jezebel, Queen consort of Ahab King of Israel.; Jezebel, Queen consort of Ahab King of Israel; Jezebel, Queen consort of Ahab King of Israel.; Königin) Isebel (Israel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Howe Gaines
ISBN: 0809322749 9780809322749
OCLC Number: 41026534
Description: xvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. Biblical interpretations. Reclaiming Jezebel --
The queen's transgressions --
Last gasp of the goddess --
Part Two. The Eternal Jezebel. Prose adaptations of the Jezebel story --
Jezebel in poetry --
The smell of the greasepaint: Jezebel in drama.
Responsibility: Janet Howe Gaines.
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A guide to the eternal Jezebel story, this first part of this text is an analysis that explores the biblical tale from traditional and feminist points of view. It then examines the ways authors  Read more...

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""Music in the Old Bones "examines the life of King Ahab's consort. The author rejects the traditional view of Jezebel as a wicked queen who deserved her grue-some death... You'll find this a Read more...

 
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