Researchers in the field of the Bible and gender studies currently reach in diverse directions for resources. Feminist studies of the Bible appear in journals, monographs, dictionaries, and commentary series. Queer studies are found primarily in essays and in single-volume Bible commentaries. To learn how the gender theory developed in other disciplines has been applied to biblical studies, one must turn to journals and monographs. No single reference work brings
all of this information together in one place.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies provides a comprehensive and in-depth synthesis of this currently compartmentalized subdiscipline. Organized by keywords, this volume makes the vocabulary, insights, and debates within the field easier for researchers to consult. It is unique in including entries related to theory alongside those related to key biblical texts and characters.
The 'Bible' of its title includes Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish Bibles-covering Old Testament/Tanak, New Testament, and the deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha.
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 & T Clark, 2010), and the author of Challenging Prophetic Metaphor: Theology and Ideology in the Prophets (Westminster John Knox, 2008); Nahum through Malachi in the Abingdon Old Testament Commentary Series (Abingdon, 2004); and Nahum (Sheffield Academic Press, 2001; second edition Sheffield Phoenix, 2009). She has been a contributor to various Oxford reference works (two editions of the New Oxford Annotated Bible; Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East; and the Oxford Bible Commentary), as well as other reference volumes including Theological Bible Commentary; New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible.
Editorial Board ; Editorial and Production Staff ; List of Articles ; Series Introduction ; Preface ; Abbreviations Used in This Work ; A-Z Entries ; Topical Outline of Contents ; Directory of Contributors ; Index