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Bibil Identifier bibil:237644
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Defence of Michal
Title (English, ) Pre-Raphaelite Persuasion in 2 Samuel 6
Author Morse, Benjamin
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 21, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 19-32 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The following interdisciplinary study seeks to reverse negative interpretations of Michal that have occurred in general criticism and in feminist readings of her. By appropriating William Morris’s rendering of Queen Guenevere as proof that male artists and authors can produce sympathetic portraits of women, I argue that 2 Samuel 6 does not necessarily reduce Michal to the status of a passive victim. I justify her bitterness by establishing it to be prophetically correct and insist that her lack of children is not a punishment from God. As the gavel has consistently been hammered hard on the subject of her childlessness, I appeal to the reader to reconsider her as a more empowered subject.
DOI 10.1163/15685152-1049A0002
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Feminist Reading
Pericopes 2 Samuel 6
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