Far More Precious Than Jewels: Perspectives   -     By: Katheryn Pfisterer Darr
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Far More Precious Than Jewels: Perspectives

Westminster John Knox Press / 1991 / Paperback

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One of the best ways to grasp the contours of an idea is to look at it from a perspective not your own. Darr concisely introduces interpretive models from three ''different'' traditions---rabbinical, critical, and feminist---to give Christians new ways of understanding Old Testament women. She focuses particularly on Ruth, Sarah, Hagar, and Esther. This is the first volume in Westminster's new series, Gender and the Biblical Tradition. 224 pages, paper.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 0664251072
ISBN-13: 9780664251079

Publisher's Description

Using interpretation from modern critical scholars, rabbis, and feminist scholars, Katheryn Darr offers a fascinating book that provides new ways of understanding the stories of four biblical women. The author studies Ruth, a foreigner from Moab who became the ancestor of Israel's King David; Sarah, who lost hope of bearing a child yet she became the mother of Isaac and the entire Hebrew nation; Hagar, who was mistreated by Sarah, her boss, yet survived under persecution; and Esther, a Jewish queen of Persia who preserved her people despite a conspiracy at court.

The Gender and the Biblical Tradition series brings to a wide audience important new discoveries concerning women and the Bible, ancient Israel, and early Christianity. The books explore the role of sexuality within the biblical tradition and document the continuing influence of biblical treatments of gender on subsequent life and thought.

Author Bio

Katheryn Pfisterer Darr is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a 1989winner of Boston University's prestigious Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is the author of several books, essays, and articles.

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