Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible by Johanna Stiebert

By Johanna Stiebert

The father-daughter dyad good points within the Hebrew Bible in all of narratives, legislation, myths and metaphors. In earlier explorations of this dating, the tendency has been to target discrete tales - striking between them, Judges eleven (the tale of Jephthah's human sacrifice of his daughter) and Genesis 19 (the darkish story of Lot's daughters' seduction in their father). via taking the complete spectrum under consideration, in spite of the fact that, the daughter emerges prominently as (not basically) expendable and exploitable (as an emphasis on daughter sacrifice or incest has instructed) yet as adored and guarded via her father. Depictions of daughters are multifarious and there's a stability of very confident and intensely unfavorable photographs.

While no longer uncritical of past feminist investigations, this booklet makes a contribution to feminist biblical feedback and makes use of equipment drawn from the social sciences and psychoanalysis. along cautious textual research, Johanna Stiebert bargains a severe review of the heuristic usefulness of the ethnographic honour-shame version, of parallels with Roman family members reports, and of the appliance and that means of 'patriarchy'.

Following semantic research of the first Hebrew phrases for 'father' (אב) and 'daughter' (בת), in addition to cautious exam of inter-family dynamics and the daughter's position vis-a-vis the son's, along thorough research of either Judges eleven and Genesis 19, and in addition of the metaphor of God-the-father of daughters Eve, knowledge and Zion, Stiebert presents the fullest exploration of daughters within the Hebrew Bible to this point.

Show description

Read or Download Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible PDF

Similar sacred writings books

Luminal Darkness: Imaginal Gleanings from Zoharic Literature

Popular as one of many world’s so much astute interpreters of Kabbalistic texts, Elliot Wolfson bargains an illuminating and unique presentation of Kabbalah. Combining its knowledge with Western philosophical background from Plato to Heidegger and past, synergy courses his elucidation of the basics of Jewish mysticism and shapes his taxonomy of Kabbalistic proposal.

The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation

The Jewish research Bible is a one-volume source adapted particularly for the wishes of scholars of the Hebrew Bible. approximately 40 students world wide contributed to the interpretation and interpretation of the Jewish examine Bible, representing the simplest of Jewish biblical scholarship on hand this present day. A committee of highly-respected biblical students and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism events produced this contemporary translation.

Weisheit im Widerspruch: Studien zu den Elihu-Reden in Ijob 32–37

This learn synthesizes educational examine at the monologues of Elihu in activity: 32–27, and offers a literary critique that perspectives the advanced as a theological compendium starting from poetical discussion to divine speech. The style research of the introductory bankruptcy, that is looked at many issues as an ironization of Elihu and a deconstruction of his total argumentation, permits us to acknowledge the theological prestige of the monologues.

Targum Neofiti 1: Genesis

Starting with an advent of the Palestinian Targums," or "Targum Yerushalmi," the writer relates the background of the time period, study within the box, and different heritage details at the Palestinian Pentateuch Targums ahead of delivering a verse-by-verse translation of Neofiti 1. "

Additional info for Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

Sample text

57 Yes, this is likely to have distorted and subverted the depiction of what may have happened. Our starting point, however, remains the text and any investigation should begin with what it says and what its ideologies promote—before probing what is not said, what these ideologies obscure, and why. Lastly, this text is for biblical scholars in the first instance but also aims to be accessible to scholars in family studies, or women’s studies. Consequently, Hebrew terms are translated and/or explained sufficiently to ensure that my argument can be followed even without expertise in this ancient language.

See Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society, 27. This association between fatherhood and authority, including political authority, finds some resonance in the denotations of Hebrew ‫אב‬. 29 Hallett, in constructing her argument that ‘Roman fathers were expected to feel equal pride in their children of both sexes’ makes much of the fact that Latin filia and (g)nata (‘daughter’) are feminine forms of the nouns for son, filius and (g)natus. She comments, ‘This concept of male and female children as similar and equivalent in the eyes of their parents is not, significantly, expressed in other Indo-European languages’ (Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society, 82–3).

See ‘Calling God “Father” ’, in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language (Oxford: OUP, 2007), 66. Her conclusion (pace Wöller) is that feminists can use the designation ‘father’ of God, because, 42 The Father and his Daughter 31 Terrien makes the counter-case that fatherhood in the Hebrew Bible is characterized by loving and protective regard for offspring. Hence, he points out that [e]very one of the few allusions to God as Father in the Hebrew Bible connotes the vision of a human father who carries in his arms a helpless infant and later a rebellious child, so that this child may mature into full adulthood.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 11 votes