n HTS : Theological Studies - Reading women's stories : Female characters in the Hebrew Bible, J. Petersen : book review

Volume 62, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Petersen, J 2004 - Reading women's stories: Female characters in the Hebrew Bible Publisher: Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 226 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr F Klopper (Research Assistant Unisa) It is always worthwhile to read a book on the female characters in the Hebrew Bible, written from a male perspective. Petersen acknowledges that tales of women's lives, interests and exploits have for a long time been neglected and skimmed over by male interpreters. In this case he analyzes three female characters who transcended their traditional roles and succeeded to change the course of events, namely Hannah in 1 Samuel 1, ..

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