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Just Wives: Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today [Paperback]

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Giving astute attention to social worlds of women of both ancient and modern times, Katharine Sakenfeld explores the stories of eleven women in the Old Testament. In clear and engaging fashion, she reveals the complexity of these women's lives, drawing out the issues they faced and relating their struggles to those women around the world face today. By encouraging women from across the world, in various cultures, to bring their own experiences to the biblical texts, and sharing the interpretation of some who already have, Sakenfeld allows her readers to see new possibilities for meaning in the Scriptures.

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Giving astute attention to social worlds of women of both ancient and modern times, Katharine Sakenfeld explores the stories of eleven women in the Old Testament. In clear and engaging fashion, she reveals the complexity of these women's lives, drawing out the issues they faced and relating their struggles to those women around the world face today. By encouraging women from across the world, in various cultures, to bring their own experiences to the biblical texts, and sharing the interpretation of some who already have, Sakenfeld allows her readers to see new possibilities for meaning in the Scriptures.

Issues discussed include violence, sexual allure, personal betrayal, marginalization, power, and economic survival. Includes study questions for group discussion.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   136
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.66" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.43 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2003
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664226604  
ISBN13  9780664226602  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis and Director of Doctoral Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author of "Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today" and "Ruth" in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series, both published by WJK.

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld was born in 1940.

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