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Bibil Identifier bibil:247277
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Impurity and Gender in the Hebrew Bible
Author Goldstein, Elizabeth W.
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 42294
Place 221.08
Publishing house Lexington Books
Place Lanham/Boulder/NewYork/London
ISBN 978-1-4985-0080-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
139 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Impurity and Gender in the Hebrew Bible explores the role of female blood in the Hebrew Bible and considers its theological implications for future understandings of purity and impurity in the Jewish religion. Influenced by the work of Jonathan Klawans (Sin and Impurity in Ancient Judaism), and using the categories of ritual and moral impurities, this book analyzes the way in which these categories intersect with women and with the impurity of female blood, and reads the biblical foundations of purity and blood taboos with a feminist lens. Ultimately, the purpose of this book is to understand the intersection between impurity and gender, figuratively and non-figuratively, in the Hebrew Bible. Goldstein traces this intersection from the years 1000 BCE-250 BCE and ends with a consideration of female impurity in the literature of Qumran.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Purity - Impurity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Ezekiel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Nehemiah
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