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Between Woman, Man and God : A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments - Sivan Hagith

Between Woman, Man and God

A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780567080455

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At the heart of the Exodus is a recitation of the Decalogue, a "contract" between Yahweh and Israel that inscribes Israel into the fabric of human societies while emphasizing its uniqueness through Yahweh. According to the demands of the Decalogue, manhood entails the avoidance of stealing, killing, and coveting, not to mention apostasy and violation of the Sabbath and other men's property. What, then, would be the essence of womanhood, if different?

Is there an exclusion of women from active participation in the Sinaitic theophany and, consequently, from active sharing of responsibility and identity? How ethically normative are the Ten Commandments? And, in terms of the present study, how gender specific are they? This study reclaims the encoded voice of womanhood, or rather the code of women as one crucial key for comprehending the ancient Israelite mind. By selecting female characters' narratives as interpretative clues for the "law", this book presents a reading of the Decalogue at three levels: legal, behavioral and representational.

The winding paths of biblical wo/manhoodp. 1
Monotheism = monogamy? : text, image and paradigm (word one; word two)p. 24
Oath : daughter of discord? (word three; word nine)p. 63
The Sabbath : invoking liberation? : revoking creation? (word four)p. 86
The burden of birth and the politics of motherhood (word five)p. 107
The mapping of murder (word six)p. 128
Conjugality and covenant (word seven)p. 162
Stealing hearts, thieving bodies (word eight)p. 188
The constraints of desire (word ten)p. 208
Are we, women, the addressees? : collected and closing reflectionsp. 221
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ISBN: 9780567080455
ISBN-10: 0567080455
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1