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Stories of Biblical Mothers : Maternal Power in the Hebrew Bible - Leila Leah Bronner

Stories of Biblical Mothers

Maternal Power in the Hebrew Bible

Paperback Published: 28th May 2004
ISBN: 9780761828297
Number Of Pages: 162

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Stories of Biblical Mothers offers a new look at an often unnoticed group of women in the Hebrew Bible: the biblical mothers. The author's insightful analysis gives evidence that women of the Bible are able to obtain domestic and public influence through their status as mothers. This work reassesses the position of the biblical woman, and acknowledges that while marginalized, nevertheless as a mother she is both honored and powerful. Author Leila Leah Bronner adds to the ongoing conversation about the role and place of women in the Bible, and inspires further reflection on the biblical mother.

Exploring images...of motherhood...in the Bible and beyond, Leila Bronner offers an array of intriguing insights and connections to all who are interested in feminist readings...--Angela Bauer, Episcopal Divinity School

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
The First Mothersp. 1
Mothers of a Budding Nationp. 26
Wise Women and Queen Mothersp. 42
Mothers and Daughtersp. 59
Metaphorical Mothersp. 78
Unconventional Mothersp. 95
The Motherly Role of Godp. 106
Conclusionp. 119
Bibliographyp. 123
Indexp. 135
Index of Scriptural Referencesp. 141
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ISBN: 9780761828297
ISBN-10: 076182829X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 28th May 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.25