“This book has much to say about and to women of every era and age, but its spirit, scope, and breadth go beyond any generic limits. Men—perhaps even more than women—can and should learn much from it, both about the Bible and the women in it.”
—David Noel Freedman, editor in chief, The Anchor Bible
“Frymer-Kensky addresses both modern hypotheses and traditional beliefs, and acknowledges which arguments can be supported and which questions remain unanswered. [A] very approachable text that streamlines what could otherwise be a complicated discussion.”
"You'll never see the women of the Bible in quite the same way after reading Tikva Frymer-Kensky's excellent new book. In her able hands, these women emerge from the ancient texts with new strength and vigor. Frymer-Kensky is a dazzling thinker who presents her ideas with unusual energy and clarity."
—Ari L. Goldman, author of Living a Year of Kaddish and The Search for God at Harvard
“A welcome book, engagingly written. It is a valuable contribution to the growing bibliography of feminist biblical interpretation.”
—Dr. Phyllis Trible, University Professor, Wake Forest University Divinity School
“Frymer-Kensky advances our understanding of the gender issues in the Bible by proposing a fresh and suggestive taxonomy of four discourses concerning women. Her persuasive power rests upon her immense capacity to read texts carefully and discerningly. A most welcome and important read!”
—Dr. Walter Brueggeman, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Frymer-Kensky presents the women of the Hebrew Bible freshly and brilliantly, bringing to her study a profound mastery of the literatures and cultures of the lands surrounding the Bible. Here is biblical interpretation that eliminates much of the distance between the text and the reader: These stories illuminate the themes and dangers, hopes and fears, that are characteristic of human life anywhere and at any time. And the entire work is presented in a style and with a grace that delight the eye, the ear, and the heart."
—Dr. Walter Harrelson, Vanderbilt University
I loved the perspectives given by the authors of this book, even though I didn't agree with all of them. Easy to read with many references. Read morePublished 5 months ago by pepe
Wonderfully researched and beautifully presented.
Have given copies to others and re-read it many times.
Essential for any Jewish or Christian feminist's book shelf
I am reading it for a class-namely-Women of the Bible-class.It is not one I would have selected for pleasure. Read morePublished 16 months ago by claire lobel
This book provides interesting insights into the meta-story behind the biblical accounts of women in the Old Testament. I recommend it to any serious student of the Old Testament. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Myra Anderson
This has been a resource to me in pieces before. I am so thrilled to have this available in a bound book.Published on March 4, 2013 by Sandra Squires
The book is in perfect condition and arrived on time. It is just that the content is not what I expected. Not the sellers fault. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by BP
Ms. Tikva Frymer-Kensky has written a helpful analysis of the Bible's women. She discusses them as Victors (Deborah, Rivka, Rahab, Wise Women) Victims (Sarah, The Levite's... Read morePublished on January 5, 2009 by Carol Grizzard