Author Jackson, Melissa A. (Melissa Anne), 1971-
Title Comedy and feminist interpretation of the Hebrew Bible : a subversive collaboration / Melissa A. Jackson
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 285 p. ; 23 cm
Series Oxford theological monographs
Oxford theological monographs
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents: 1. An introduction to comedy -- 2. Trickster matriarchs: Lot's daughters, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Tamar -- 3. Five women of Moses' infancy: Shiphrah and Puah, Moses' mother and sister, Pharaoh's daughter -- 4. Rahab -- 5. Deborah and Jael -- 6. Delilah -- 7. David's wives: Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba -- 8. Jezebel -- 9. Ruth -- 10. Esther -- 11. Conclusions: comedy and Hebrew Bible -- 12. Conclusions: comedy, the Hebrew Bible, and feminist interpretation
Exploring the Hebrew Bible for evidence of comedy, this volume further asks how reading the Hebrew Bible through a comic 'lens' might positively inform feminist interpretation. The exploration is conducted with a number of Hebrew Bible narratives, all of which prominently involve female characters
Subject Wit and humor in the Bible
Women in the Bible
Bible and feminism
Bible. O.T. -- Feminist criticism