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Writing the wrongs : women of the Old Testament among biblical commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Author: John Lee Thompson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writing the Wrongs traces and analyzes the interpretation of a selection of Old Testament women - including Hagar, Jephthah's daughter, the Levite's wife, and Lot's daughters - from Philo and the earliest church fathers through the Reformation. By bringing to light a host of neglected and largely inaccessible writings and commentaries, Thompson not only shows how these troubling stories have been seen in the past,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, John Lee.
Writing the wrongs.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)61730847
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Lee Thompson
ISBN: 0195137361 9780195137361
OCLC Number: 44548989
Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hagar: Abraham's wife and exile --
Jephthah's daughter and sacrifice --
Four expendable women.
Series Title: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Responsibility: John L. Thompson.
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An exploration of the representation of women in the Bible and how interpreters have wrestled with the texts. It traces and analyzes the interpretation of the stories of Hagar, Jephthah's daughter,  Read more...

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