Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives is a volume featuring the most current research in biblical scholarship. This collection will whet the reader's appetite for cutting-edge research and encourage a closer look at some of the familiar passages that may have been overlooked in the biblical text. New insights will be gained, a greater depth of understanding in the biblical text will be fostered, and a greater appreciation for women in the Bible will inevitably result from this unique compilation. Contributors featured in this volume have shared their papers in conference meetings at the regional or national levels at the Society of Biblical Literature or are already published authors as well as professors in biblical studies. Contributors: Lynn B.E. Jencks, Lee A. Johnson, Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge, William L. Lyons, Elizabeth A. McCabe, Julie Faith Parker, Victoria Phillips, Tammi J. Schneider, Hope Stephenson, Gail P.C. Streete
Elizabeth A. McCabe is a doctoral candidate at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received an M.A. in biblical studies at Cincinnati Christian University with a dual concentration in Old Testament and New Testament. She is the author of the 2008 book, An Examination of the Isis Cult with Preliminary Exploration into New Testament Studies. She has also recently been appointed co-chair of "Gender Studies and the Bible" in the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 About the Contributors Chapter 5 Abbreviations Chapter 6 1. Answers to Unresolved Questions: A Closer Look at Eve and Adam in Genesis 2-3 Chapter 7 2. A Biological Consideration for the Extended Period of Impurity after the Birth of a Daughter in Ancient Israel Chapter 8 3. Rahab in Rehab: Christian Interpretation of the Madame from Jericho Chapter 9 4. Achsah, the Raped Pilege? , and the Book of Judges Chapter 10 5. You are a Bible Child: Exploring the Lives of Children and Mothers through the Elisha Cycle Chapter 11 6. Refusing the Syrophoenician Woman: The Disparate Perspectives of Jesus, Mark, and Feminist Critiques Chapter 12 7. Blessing the First Birth: A Feminist Critical Reading of Like 11:27-28 Chapter 13 8. A Reevaluation of Phoebe in Romans 16:1-2 as a Diakonos and Prostatis: Exposing the Inaccuracies of English Translations Chapter 14 9. Junia: Woman and Apostle Chapter 15 10. In Search of the Voice of Women in the Churches: Revisiting the Command to Silence Women in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Chapter 16 11. Bad Girls or Good Ascetics? The Gynaikaria of the Pastoral Epistles