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Bibil Identifier bibil:223634
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Forming Femininity in Antiquity
Title (English, ) Eve, Gender, and Ideologies in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve
Author Arbel, Vita Daphna
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 83698
Place 228ADA.08
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place New York
ISBN 978-0-19-983777-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvi Pages
232 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract This book investigates representations of the emblematic first woman by examining one of the earliest and most influential accounts of Adam and Eve subsequent to the Hebrew Bible, namely the apocryphal Greek Life of Adam and Eve (GLAE) from antiquity. It further considers the cultural and ideological significance of these representations. Previous studies of the GLAE’s complex historical and literary development have paved the way for considering additional thematic issues. One such issue is the representation of Eve. Treating the figure of Eve as a culturally constructed representation of woman, this book employs observations from contemporary sociological perspectives, traditional biblical scholarship, studies of the Books of Adam and Eve, and critical feminist theory to examine pivotal issues that have not yet been investigated in previous scholarship. The book offers a nuanced examination of the GLAE’s multifaceted and at times contradictory depictions of Eve/femininity. It situates these literary depictions within the hybrid Greco-Roman cultural world in which they emerged and looks at the extent to which they both reflect and construct contemporaneous concepts in regard to Eve’s/women’s standing, role, authority, and realms of experiences. Finally, the book considers how the GLAE narrative endows the biblical story of Eve with new contemporaneous details and meanings that, in turn, establish building blocks for later traditions. Aiming to introduce a dynamic study of the GLAE’s Eve, each chapter investigates a distinct representation of the first woman, revealing a web of traditions and voices—be they official, dogmatic, popular, or subversive—that converge in a multivocal dialogue over Eve/femininity in the cultural landscape of antiquity. (Editor's abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Adam : Life of Adam and Eve / Apocalypse of Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eve
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Feminist Reading
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Bakhtin, Mikhail
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Women
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Women
Pericopes Genesis 2-4
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