Why Ask My Name?: Anonymity and Identity in Biblical by Adele Reinhartz
By Adele Reinhartz
Unnamed characters--such as Lot's spouse, Jephthah's daughter, Pharaoh's baker, and the witch of Endor--are ubiquitous within the Hebrew Bible and seem in a wide selection of roles. Adele Reinhartz the following seeks to respond to primary questions: first, is there a "poetics of anonymity," and if this is the case, what are its contours? moment, how does anonymity impact the readers' reaction to and building of unnamed biblical characters? the writer is mainly attracted to matters on the topic of gender and sophistication, looking to verify no matter if anonymity is extra fashionable between moms, better halves, daughters, and servants than between fathers, husbands, sons and kings and even if the anonymity of girl characters services otherwise from that of male characters.