Helpmates, harlots, and heroes: women’s stories in the Hebrew Bible. User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Bellis (divinity, Howard Univ.) massages every. This best-selling book, now revised and updated, shares the work of many feminist biblical scholars who have examined women’s stories for several years. “Helpmates, Harlots, Heroes: Women’s Stories in the Hebrew Bible” by Alice Ogden Bellis introduces readers to every woman in the Hebrew Scriptures.
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These stories are powerful accounts of women in the Old Testament–stories that have profoundly affected how women understand themselves as well as men’s perception of them. Oct 25, Kara rated it really liked it. Add a anr Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Bellis is a master of the tools of biblical interpretation, with Laelia rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Rachel rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. People have been re-examining the stories of the Bible through the lens of feminism for years now, hfroes Bellis is foremost — or she should be — among those scholars.
Bellis divinity, Howard Univ. Skip to content Skip to search. The women of 1 and 2 Kings 8.
Ogden-Bellis does a great job of tipping the stories upside down, asking the reader to consider things from a new angle. Perhaps it is only the male commentators who, down through the ages, have bred into our bones interpretations that show women in the Bible chiefly as helpmates very much the second sex Is the Hebrew Bible sexist?
Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes: Women’s Stories in the Hebrew Bible
Bellis writes in her introduction that, inwhen Helpmates was first ahd, the field of feminist theology was a little thinner, and Bellis herself spoke a little more softly. The women of Joshua and judges 6. Hannah, as you probably know, is a woman much distressed by her inability to have children. Her book is scholarly enough but not difficult. And another, and in the hands of a talented writer and researcher such as Bellis, that goes double. Subversive women in subversive books: Her writing is clear.
Women in the Bible.
What is missing is comprehensive readings of any of them Perhaps it is only the male commentators who, down through the ages, have bred into our bones interpretations that show women in the Bible chiefly as helpmates very much the second sexas harlots, often as victims and sometimes, though very rarely, as heroes. About Alice Ogden Bellis.
Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes: Women’s Stories in the Hebrew Bible by Alice Ogden Bellis
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Within the context of this framework, these stories shimmer and reform into a new knowledge. Audrey rated it liked it Jul 15, Jared rated it liked it Oct 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it Jun 13, Sharon rated it it was amazing Aug 02, A survey of scholarship on biblical women.
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