The 'Foreignness' of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9   -     By: Nancy Nam Hoon Tan
Buy Item $105.00 Retail: $112.00 Save 6% ($7.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The 'Foreignness' of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9

Walter de Gruyter / 2008 / Hardcover

$105.00 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $112.00
|
Save 6% ($7.00)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW200638

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

This an academic study on the figure commonly called the 'Strange Woman' in Proverbs 1-9. It is an attempt to understand the meaning which defines her, and the origin and development of her motif. The first part argues against defining her as a sexual predator, but as an ethnic foreigner according to the lexical studies of key Hebrew phrases in the text. It traces her origin within the Hebrew scripture, the legal documents and especially to the Old Testament's portrayal of foreign women/wives. Hence, it distinguishes the two motifs: the motif of the adulteress and the motif of the foreign woman; the latter, which symbolizes the temptation to apostasy.

The study will then go on to explain how the writer of Proverbs 1-9 employs this motif of the foreign woman in his poetic composition. The second part tracks the development of this motif through the subsequent Jewish Wisdom literature and observes how it changes and loses the 'foreignness' of her original motif in biblical and extra-biblical texts. It attempts to understand this gradual transformation against a background of social and religious change.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 3110200635
ISBN-13: 9783110200638
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Related Products

  1. Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative
    Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative
    Esther Fuchs
    Sheffield Academic Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $95.63
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW69540

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search