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From the Margins 1
Women of the Hebrew Bible and their Afterlives
Edited by Peter S. Hawkins, Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

Biblical women who are given only a few lines in the Bible, who are named only as the wife or sister or child of a man, can nonetheless play pivotal roles and cast long shadows. This volume brings together scholars, writers and art historians, who probe texts and trace reception history in exegesis, midrash, literature and the visual arts as they breathe life again into these biblical characters.

A companion volume is entitled From the Margins 2: Women of the New Testament and their Afterlives.


J. Cheryl Exum, Hagar en procès: The Abject in Search of Subjectivity
Ena Giurescu Heller, Bibles, Midrashim and Medieval Tales: The Artistic Journey of Potiphar’s Wife
Esther Schor, Saviors and Liars: The Midwives of Exodus 1
Jacqueline Osherow, Brides of Blood: Women at the Outset of Exodus
Peter S. Hawkins, God’s Trophy Whore
Ken Stone, How a Woman Unmans a King: Gender Reversal and the Woman of Thebez in Judges 9
Susanna Bede Caroselli, The Dissemination of Jephthah’s Daughter
Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Asking at Abel: A Wise Woman’s Performance in 2 Samuel 20
Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, From Biblical Blanket to Post-biblical Blank Slate: The Lives and Times of Abishag the Shunammite
Jay Twomey, Is Naomi a Liberal Pluralist? The Politics of Loss and Redemption in Jonathan Edwards’s Sermon, ‘Ruth's Resolution’
Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor, The Strange Case of the Disappearing Woman: Biblical Resonances in Kafka’s Fräulein Bürstner
Erin Runions, Ms Job and the Problem of God: A Feminist, Existentialist, Materialist Reading

Peter S. Hawkins is Professor of Religion and Literature, Yale Divinity School.
Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg is Associate Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies at Colgate University.

Series: Bible in the Modern World, 18
978-1-906055-49-3 hardback
Publication May 2009