Texts of Terror : Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

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Pub. Date: 1984-06-01
Publisher(s): Augsburg Fortress Pub
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Summary

Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and oppostition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories┬┐interpreted in memoriam┬┐challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword ix
Abbreviations xi
Preface xiii
Introduction: On Telling Sad Stories 1(8)
Hagar: The Desolation of Rejection
9(28)
Tamar: The Royal Rape of Wisdom
37(28)
An Unnamed Woman: The Extravagance of Violence
65(28)
The Daughter of Jephthah: An Inhuman Sacrifice
93(26)
Indexes 119(6)
Authors and Editors
119(2)
Hebrew Words
121(1)
Scripture
122(3)
Subjects
125

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