I Am--: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories
Fortress Press - 228 pages
Athalya Brenner presents fictionalized "autobiographies" of a dozen women and women groups in the Hebrew Bible, and also lets them share a conversation session. This allows her to include how these women have been interpreted - not only in the Bible itself, but also in Jewish and Christian traditions and by modern commentators. The result is a thoroughly engaging and insightful look at women, from a leading biblical interpreter who has a very creative edge to all her work.
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Brennerís rhetorical strategy is subtle. She selects female characters from the Hebrew Bible who have, in a sense, never died because the Bible never reports their death. ďAs literary female figures ... Read full review