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The Women's Bible Commentary - expanded Paperback – May 1, 1998
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- Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This should be in the library of any real student of the bible.
It explains things such as the conditions of women's legal status for each time period, their position in the family, how religion affected their relationships inside and outside the home, etc.
I also found the special sections valuable: "Everyday Life: Women in the Period of the Hebrew Bible" and "Women in the Period of the New Testament."
But what I don't like about this book is the pro-feminist, anti-male attitude I pick up occasionally. Now and again it implies intentions from the biblical authors that I don't agree with. For instance, it insinuates from how Luke relays his stories that he is intentionally trying to undermine women. I find no evidence to prove such an opinion.
Would I recommend you get this commentary? Yes, if you can approach it discerningly.
For basic investigative purposes I recommend getting a nice used copy of this edition, and if it suits then invest in the latest edition.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it's going to be very limited whenever you buy a one-volume commentary on the whole Bible, but this is an excellent resource, especially if you don't know much about feminist... Read morePublished 9 months ago by jacob z
This provides different perspectives than found in many other commentaries. Whether you agree with their comments or not, I find it a mind expanding resource.Published 11 months ago by Deborah A. Lonergan
Too "heavy" reading. I could not get into this book. Like an encyclopedia, and very dry.. I returned this book.Published on June 5, 2013 by milliefitz
This is an excellent aid to Bible study. It gives a fresh perspective to the study of the Bible. Recommend.Published on March 21, 2013 by Bailey10
Condition as described and delivered in a timely fashion. Saved me a bunch on school textbooks! yay!Published on August 20, 2010 by collegebound
Am delighted with this book - twill be a valuable resource in my growing Feminist Theology section of my library. Am so glad that experts have put this together.Published on December 25, 2007 by Joy Butler