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Author: Janice P De-Whyte
Publisher: Boston : BRILL, 2018.
Series: Biblical Interpretation Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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De-Whyte, Janice P.
Wom(b)an: a Cultural-Narrative Reading of the Hebrew Bible Barrenness Narratives.
Boston : BRILL, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janice P De-Whyte
ISBN: 9789004366305 900436630X
OCLC Number: 1044924376
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages).
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Wom(b)an: An Introduction; Relevant Research; Methodology; Chapter 2 (In)Fertility in the Ancient Near East; A Culture of Fertility; Marriage and Fertility; The Insecurity of Infertility; Causes of Infertility; The ANE Man and Infertility; The ANE Woman's Solutions to Infertility; Childbirth: A Celebrated Spiritual and Social Experience; The Consequences of Infertility; Conclusion; Chapter 3 (In)Fertility in the Akan Culture; Defining Abusua (Family); Rites of Passage; Infertility: Obstacle to the Rite of Wom(b)anhood. Solutions Sought for InfertilityConsequences of Infertility; Wom(b)anhood: The Rite of Passage; Conclusion; Part 1 Biological Barrenness; Introduction to Part 1; Chapter 4 Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel: Beautiful and Barren; Sarah's Narrative; Rebekah's Narrative; Rachel's Narrative; Chapter 5 Infertility in the Former Prophets; Introduction; The Narrative of Manoah's Wife: A Twist in the Tradition; Hannah's Narrative; The Great Woman of Shunem; Conclusion; Conclusion to Part 1; Part 2 Social Barrenness; Introduction to Part 2; Chapter 6 Leah and Michal: Estranged Wives; Introduction. Leah's NarrativeMichal: The Estranged Wife; Chapter 7 Dinah and Princess Tamar: Violated Women; Dinah's Narrative; Princess Tamar's Narrative; Chapter 8 Tamar and Naomi-Ruth: Widows; Tamar: Twice Widowed, Doubly Blessed; The Naomi-Ruth Narrative; Chapter 9 Conclusion; (In)Fertility in the Ancient Near East; (In)Fertility in Akan Culture; Biological Barrenness; Social Barrenness; A Way Forward; Bibliography; Index of Terms.
Series Title: Biblical Interpretation Ser.

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