The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies: Two Volume Set

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

EditorJulia M. OBrien

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As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OEBGS) is the go-to source for scholars and students undertaking original research in the field. Extending the work of nineteenth and twentieth century feminist scholarship and more recentqueer studies, the Encyclopedia seeks to advance the scholarly conversation by systematically exploring the ways in which gender is constructed in the diverse texts, cultures, and readers that constitute "the world of the Bible." With contributions from leading scholars in gender and biblicalstudies as well as contemporary gender theorists, classicists, archaeologists, and ancient historians, this comprehensive reference work reflects the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the field and traces both historical and modern conceptions of gender and sexuality in the Bible.The two-volume Encyclopedia contains more than 160 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words. Each entry includes bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, as well as a topical outline and index to aid in research. The OEBGS builds upon the pioneering work ofbiblically focused gender theorists to help guide and encourage further gendered discussions of the Bible.

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As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OEBGS) is the go-to source for scholars and students undertaking original research in the field. Extending the work of nineteenth and twentieth century feminist scholarship and more recentqueer studies, the Encyclopedia seeks to advanc...

Julia M. O'Brien is the Paul H. and Grace L. Stern Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is the co-editor (with Chris Franke) of Aesthetics of Violence in the Prophets (T and T Clark, 2010), and the author of Challenging Prophetic Metaphor: Theology and Ideology in the Prophets (Westminster Joh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1152 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019983699X

ISBN - 13:9780199836994

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Editorial BoardEditorial and Production StaffList of ArticlesSeries IntroductionPrefaceAbbreviations Used in This WorkA-Z EntriesTopical Outline of ContentsDirectory of ContributorsIndex

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"The Editor is a scholar for whom I have great respect and I would rely upon her to select appropriate scholars for this volume. She is academically well networked, especially in the Society of Biblical Literature but also to her local church, where she encourages familiarity with biblicalscholarship. There are plenty of good scholars, including Ken Stone, Athalya Brenner, Carol Meyers, Yvonne Sherwood, plus a very large number of younger scholars." --Philip Davies University of Sheffield