Contents

Introduction

  • Eileen Schuller and Marie-Theres Wacker

1. EARLY JEWISH WORKS

  • Adele Reinhartz lXX Esther: A Hellenistic Jewish Revenge Fantasy
  • Barbara Schmitz and Lydia Lange Judith: Beautiful Wisdom Teacher or Pious Woman? Reflections on the Book of Judith
  • Marie-Theres Wacker and Sonja Ammann The Holy and the Women: Gender Construction in the Letter of Jeremiah
  • Angela Standhartinger Intersections of Gender, Status, Ethnos, and Religion in Joseph and Aseneth

2. INTERPRETATIONS OF BIBLICAL WOMEN

  • Magdalena Díaz Araujo The Sins of the First Woman: Eve Traditions in Second Temple Literature with special Regard to the Life of Adam and Eve
  • Veronika Bachmann Illicit Male Desire or Illicit Female Seduction? A Comparison of the Ancient Retellings of the Account of the “Sons of God” Mingling with the “Daughters of Men” (Gen 6:1–4)
  • Hanna Tervanotko “The Princess Did Provide all Things, as Though I Were Her Own” (Exagoge 37–38): Reading Exodus 2 in the Late Second Temple Era

3. WRITINGS AND THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT

  • Tal Ilan Flavius Josephus and the Biblical Women
  • Maren R. Niehoff Between Social Context and Individual Ideology: Philo’s Changing Views of Women
  • Joan E. Taylor Real Women and Literary Airbrushing: The Women “Therapeutae” of Philo’s De Vita contemplativa and the Identity of the Group
  • Maxine L. Grossman The World of Qumran and the Sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls in Gendered Perspective

Bibliography

Contributors

Index of Ancient Sources

Early Jewish Writings

Early Jewish Writings

  • Eds.
    Eileen Schuller
  • Marie-Theres Wacker

Year 2017

GENERAL EDITORS
  • Irmtraud Fischer

    Graz University, Austria

  • Mercedes Navarro Puerto

    Madrid, Spain

  • Adriana Valerio

    Napoli University, Italy

  • Christiana de Groot

    Calvin College, USA

PUBLISHERS
CONSULTANT FOR ART HISTORY
  • Maria Leticia Sánchez Hernández

    National Heritage Museum, Madrid (S)

  • Heidi Hornik

    Baylor University, USA

CONSULTANT FOR LITERATURE RECEPTION
  • Magda Motté

    Aachen, D

CONSULTANT FOR HISTORY OF JUDAISM
  • Adele Berlin

    University of Maryland, USA