A Feminist Companion to the Bible the Latter Prophets (The by Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine

By Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine

The authoritative prestige of 'Prophecy' within the Bible poses a problem to the feminist readers. This problem is sharpened by way of the frequent symbolism in prophetic discourse of lady, spouse, mom, harlot and using what the amount name 'pornoprophetics'. during this assortment it's the e-book of Hosea that pulls particular consciousness, yet there also are articles on sexual violence and an introductory essay on prophecy itself as a literary phenomenon. This Feminist spouse deals a pointy disagreement among the voice of the prophetic male and the resistance of the feminist reader. learn more... Hosea ; A reaction to "Hosea" / Carole R. Fontaine -- the feminine physique, the physique politic and the land : a sociopolitical interpreting of Hosea 1-2 / Alice A. Keefe -- Boxing Gomer : controlling the deviant girl in Hosea 1-3 / Yvonne Sherwood -- God is to Israel as husband is to spouse : the metaphoric battering of Hosea's spouse / Naomi Graetz -- myth and the displacement of delight : Hosea 2.4-17 / Francis Landy -- Hosea 1-3, Genesis 1-4 and masculist interpretation / John Goldingay -- Marital constancy and intimacy : a view from Hosea four / Mayer I. Gruber -- i'll smash your mom : the obliteration of a cultic position in Hosea 4.4-6 / Margaret S. Odell -- God as mom in Hosea eleven / Helen Schungel-Straumann -- lines of the goddess within the e-book of Hosea / Marie-Theres Wacker -- The metaphorization of girl in prophetic speech : an research of Ezekiel 23 / Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes -- On prophetic propaganda and the politics of "love" : the case of Jeremiah / Athalya Brenner -- wish lower than the terebinths : on pornographic illustration within the Prophets : a reaction / Robert P. Carroll -- Rape as an army metaphor within the Hebrew Bible / Pamela Gordon and Harold C. Washington -- historic close to jap treaty-curses and the final word texts of terror : a learn of the language of divine sexual abuse within the prophetic corpus / F. Rachel Magdalene -- Can God be relied on? : confronting the misleading God / Nancy R. Bowen

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However, the unlocking should be carried out with caution. 1. Gruber, 'Marital Fidelity and Intimacy', and Odell, 'I Will Destroy Your Mother', in this volume. BRENNER Introduction 31 In 'God is to Israel as Husband to Wife: The Metaphoric Battering of Hosea's Wife', Naomi Graetz reads ch. 2. She surveys the standard mode for reading Hosea and Comer's 'story' in Jewish midrashic texts: complicity with and sympathy for the textual husband and what he represents, condemnation of the wife and what she symbolizes.

In part, the anarchy in Israel was prompted by the all-tooevident resumption of Assyrian aggression with the accession of Tiglath-pileser III in 745. The rule of the new king, an able administrator and warrior, spelled the beginning of the end for Israel and the neighboring petty states. Subduing his Babylonian enemies to the south, Tiglath-pileser defeated the kingdom of Urartu in the north and waged war as far away as the Caspian Sea. This accomplished, he turned his attention to the west and implemented previous policies with new zeal.

The section of articles on Miriam (some of which are cited by Odell) in A. ), A feminist Companion to Exodus to Deuteronomy (The Feminist Companion to the Bible, 6; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994), pp. 166-254. For a view of Miriam similar to Odell's, if from another perspective, see recently Douglas, In the Wilderness, pp. 196-216. Douglas also discusses the marriage metaphor (pp. 160-71). 34 A Feminist Companion to the Latter Prophets biblical text rather than on positive representations of female positions.

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