"This is itthe one indispensable resource for anyone seriously interested in understanding the hundreds of women who appear in the Bible. Balanced, accurate, and fascinating to peruse and consult."Roland E. Murphy
"By means of adroit organization and close textual reading, the invisible have become visible; the hidden influence of women, named and unnamed, in biblical times is now manifest from the hundreds of entries in this handy encyclopedia."Susannah Heschel
"This is the most thorough and systematic survey ever undertaken of women in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. The editors have gathered articles by the finest scholars, who present the most up-to-date results of biblical scholarship on women. An indispensable companion for anyone studying the Bible."The Christian Science Monitor
"Women in Scripture is a remarkable reference book here to stay."Publishers Weekly
"Prophets, poets, prostitutes and all other women named and unnamed in the Bible are finally given their due in what is not your usual biblical dictionary."Library Journal
"Splendid. . . A monumental reference work that resurrects women from anonymity."
About the Author
Carol Meyers holds the Mary Wilson Professorship in Religion at Duke University.