The Writings and Later Wisdom Books by Christl M. Maier, Nuria Calduch-Benages

By Christl M. Maier, Nuria Calduch-Benages

a global selection of ecumenical, gender-sensitive interpretations

the newest quantity within the Bible and ladies sequence seeks to supply an ecumenical, gender-sensitive interpretation and reception background of the Writings and later knowledge traditions together with Ben Sira and the knowledge of Solomon. Articles hint the dwelling stipulations of girls, learn the presentation of lady figures within the Israelite knowledge culture, talk about girls and gender kin in unmarried books, and discover narratives approximately nice lady protagonists, similar to Ruth, Esther, and Susanna, who end up their wit and power in events of conflict.

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  • Essays by means of students from 5 ecu nations, Israel, and the United States
  • An advent and fourteen essays fascinated about girls and gender relations
  • assurance of energy kin and ideologies in the texts and in present interpretations.

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2 Sam 4:4); Beelyada, David’s son (1 Chr 14:7; called Eliada in 2 Sam 5:16; 1 Chr 3:8). 17 Unlike the longer description of the Babylonian conquest in 2 Kgs 25, the Chronicler presents the effects of the calamity on all the segments of the Judean society, including young and old, male and female. 3. The Introduction (1 Chr 1–9) The introduction forms a special unit in Chronicles: Its purpose is to present the ethnographic and geographic background against which the ensuing historical narrative unfolds, and its literary genres are different from those of the historical narrative.

See also below, p. 42 n. 20 and p. 47. Female Names and gender Perspectives in Chronicles 39 a corollary of the Chronicler’s policy of omitting the earlier history of David and his relationships with the house of Saul. In fact, even the survival of this single verse seems like a result of unsystematic editing. The daughter of Pharaoh, Solomon’s wife, is mentioned in 1 Kings five times, in different contexts (1 Kgs 3:1; 7:8; 9:16, 24; 11:1), but four of them are included in passages the Chronicler did not repeat in his presentation.

6. Among them, Jeroboam’s wife (1 Kgs 14) and Jezebel, Ahab’s Phoenician wife (1 Kgs 16:31). 7. See Japhet, From the Rivers of Babylon, 176–78, and 410–11 with n. 57. Female Names and gender Perspectives in Chronicles 37 topic or genre, many female figures present in the Chronicler’s sources are absent from his historical account. 1. 8 The Chronicler regularly borrowed these Deuteronomistic frameworks from the book of Kings—with various changes as he saw fit—in his portrayal of the Judean kings.

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