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Women's Bible Commentary, Third Edition: Revised and Updated Hardcover – September 28, 2012
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Phyllis Trible, Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature Emerita, Union Theological Seminary
"The Women's Bible Commentary has established itself as an important reference point in the on-going work of hermeneutics. This new, greatly expanded edition is most welcome, as it takes seriously the noticeable changes that have occurred in scholarship generally and in interpretation more specifically. As feminism has moved into new questions and perspectives, taking post-colonial issues into account, this volume reflects more recent interpretive practices. Readers will be glad for the added material concerning specific women in the text. This volume will let us all become more aware of our interpretive commitments that are, from time to time, assets and/or liabilities." Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
"This third edition of the widely known and used Women's Bible Commentary makes a classic work even better. Some articles were retained and revised. Others were replaced in order to give voice to younger women scholars. The new edition also recognizes and demonstrates the hermeneutical significance of sexual identity, the analysis of masculinity, and post-colonial positioning. Another important new feature is the inclusion of essays reflecting the rise of reception history. Thirteen essays sketch the interpretation of significant female figures from the Bible and one discusses women as interpreters in the pre-twentieth century period. This book should be recommended, if not required, in all courses on the Bible." Adela Yarbro Collins, Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School
About the Author
Carol A. Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She was the 2011 President of the Society of Biblical Literature and is on the editorial advisory board for the Old Testament Library series by Westminster John Knox Press.
Sharon H. Ringe is Professor of New Testament at Wesley Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Her books include Luke in the Westminster Bible Companion series, published by Westminster John Knox Press.
Jacqueline E. Lapsley is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Among her books is Whispering the Word: Hearing Women's Stories in the Old Testament, published by Westminster John Knox Press.
- Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press; 3rd Anniv ed. edition (September 28, 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 704 pages
- ISBN-10 : 066423707X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0664237073
- Item Weight : 2.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.63 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #90,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My only issue with this book is the binding leaves a bit to be desired. It is a glued binding as opposed to sewn and it's not so easy to get the book to stay open on its own, especially when exploring the pages of the beginning and end of the book. If you are taking this book with you to classes, bible study, vacations, and reading from it regularly, it may not stand up to such strenuous use. However, the pages are think, so feel free to mark them up and highlight without much worry of bleed through. This is such a great commentary, I would love to see the publisher market a more premium binding.
All that said, I recommend this as a valuable addition to your bookshelf.
This commentary has fantastic insights, much needed today, whether you're clergy or just looking for a deeper understanding of the Bible and Theology. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
By Julie Newberry on October 20, 2020
If you are a literalist who thinks the King James Version is without error, this is probably not the one for you. But if you (whether woman or man) believe that the Bible is the living word that speaks to all of us, and that scholarship by womanist and feminist scholars deserves to be heard loud and clear, you'd be doing yourself a favor to by this one. These are simply some of the best scholars working today. They are not only historically and theologically sound, but their responses to these texts capture the richness of these texts in both creative and practical ways.
There is nothing intentionally dark about this commentary. The Bible is meant to be challenging, and not merely a book to make us feel good about ourselves. If we are to take it seriously, and with respect to the rich contexts in it, we can't whitewash it.
So far I am very impressed with the Kindle version, and would highly recommend it to those that prefer e-books.