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Bibil Identifier bibil:202276
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Women in Early Judaism: Twenty-five Years of Research and Reenvisioning
Author Marks, Susan
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 290-320 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Studies of women in Early Judaism seek to correct and go beyond earlier examinations that had overlooked women. In this they share some important goals with social history, arguing that histories that ignore all but the most prominent individuals offer a distorted presentation of the ancient world. Involving an initial reinvisioning, such explorations partake of the varied methodologies and methodological challenges of other projects in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies. Following the pioneering scholars who first challenged assumptions that only men had merited attention, and their successors who gathered evidence concerning Jewish women, current researchers struggle with post-structuralist questions concerning how much one may read texts as social reality. Responses to these challenges continue to build upon the work of recent decades even as they begin to investigate new possibilities.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X07083630
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Women
Genres Research History
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