- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Swallow Press; Reprint edition (July 15, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804008442
- ISBN-13: 978-0804008440
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,142,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sarah the Priestess: The First Matriarch of Genesis Paperback – July 15, 1984
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'Sarah the Priestess is a challenging and important work. It pushes us to read our sacred text with a new openness to questions never before asked, questions about women as sources of religious authority and tradition. It is a groundbreaking work of feminist biblical historiography.' --Rabbi Laura Geller
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I found her to be interesting and more than a little adventurous and not flaky, which Is what I expected.
I have had a long time feeling that the "Church" has done a great deal to manufacture a Patriarchal Society to the detriment of women. This book confirms that I am not the only person who thinks so.
The author tried to build her argument on strands of similarity between Biblical source and relics of Mesopotamia. There simply isn't enough evidence to make a convincing argument either way.
That being said, I found her argument fascinating. Her theory elevates Sarah from a wife to a near-goddess, a feminist icon. It definitely put her status above that of Abraham. This status requires erasure by the patriarchal redactors if the Genesis is to record a patriarchal account of the events. In spite of their efforts to eliminate Sarah's unique states, Teubal finds enough evidence to formulate a feminist theory that is intriguing.
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As a lay scholar I have tried to find the underlying meaning behind the actions of the matriarchs in the bible.Read more