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Far More Precious than Jewels (GBT) (Gender and the Biblical Tradition) [Paperback]

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Item description for Far More Precious than Jewels (GBT) (Gender and the Biblical Tradition) by Katheryn Pfisterer Darr...

One of the best ways to grasp the contours of an idea is to look at it from a perspective not your own. Darr concisely introduces interpretive models from three ''different'' traditions---rabbinical, critical, and feminist---to give Christians new ways of understanding Old Testament women. She focuses particularly on Ruth, Sarah, Hagar, and Esther. This is the first volume in Westminster's new series, Gender and the Biblical Tradition

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Using interpretation from modern critical scholars, rabbis, and feminist scholars, Katheryn Darr offers a fascinating book that provides new ways of understanding the stories of four biblical women. The author studies Ruth, a foreigner from Moab who became the ancestor of Israel's King David; Sarah, who lost hope of bearing a child yet she became the mother of Isaac and the entire Hebrew nation; Hagar, who was mistreated by Sarah, her boss, yet survived under persecution; and Esther, a Jewish queen of Persia who preserved her people despite a conspiracy at court.

The "Gender and the Biblical Tradition" series brings to a wide audience important new discoveries concerning women and the Bible, ancient Israel, and early Christianity. The books explore the role of sexuality within the biblical tradition and document the continuing influence of biblical treatments of gender on subsequent life and thought.

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Far More Precious than Jewels (GBT) (Gender and the Biblical Tradition) by Katheryn Pfisterer Darr has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 07/01/1991

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1991
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664251072  
ISBN13  9780664251079  

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More About Katheryn Pfisterer Darr

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Darr is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Boston University School of Theology, Boston.

Katheryn Pfisterer Darr currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Katheryn Pfisterer Darr was born in 1952.

Katheryn Pfisterer Darr has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Gender & the Biblical Tradition
  2. Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Commentaries > Old Testament
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Feminist

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