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Bibil Identifier bibil:137468
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Why Should the Harlot Be a Woman?
Title (English, ) Gender Identity as Allegorical Strategy of Representation in Prophetic Texts
Author Kirova, Milena
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 1, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 1-16 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In a reading that is at once literary and psychological, this essay traces the representation of the ‘harlot’ in prophetic biblical texts, especially those of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Hosea. A consistent symbolic universe of harlotry begins to come together, one that is crucial to the deeper masculine logic of abasement, judgement, repentance and salvation, but one in which woman also, in a curious twist, becomes the figure for the human.
DOI 10.2104/bc050034
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Alllegory
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