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Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East (Jonathan Stokl) Hardcover Book, (SBL Press, 2013) 9781589837737
Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East (Jonathan Stokl) Hardcover Book, (SBL Press, 2013) 9781589837737
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Title: Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East

Author: Stokl, Jonathan

Additional Authors or Contributors: Corrine L. Carvalho (eds)

Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781589837737

Volumes: 1; Pages: 362

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Because gender is an essential component of societies of all times and places, it is no surprise that every prophetic expression in the ancient social world was a gendered one. In this volume scholars of the biblical literature and of the ancient Mediterranean consider a wide array of prophetic phenomena. In addition to prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible, the essays also look at prophecy in ancient Mesopotamia and early Christianity. Using the most current theoretical categories, the volume demonstrates how essential a broad definition of gender is for understanding its connection to both the delivery and the content of ancient prophecy. Attention to gender dynamics will continue to reveal the fluidity of prophetic gender performance and to open up the ancient contexts of prophetic texts. The contributors are Roland Boer, Corrine Carvalho, Lester L. Grabbe, Anselm C. Hagedorn, Esther J. Hamori, Dale Launderville, Antti Marjanen, Martti Nissinen, Jonathan Stokl, Hanna Tervanotko, and Ilona Zsolnay.

Contents

"Her outdoors": an anthropological perspective on female prophets and prophecy / Lester L. Grabbe

Gender and prophetic agency in the Ancient Near East / Martti Nissinen

Gender "ambiguity" in Ancient Near Eastern prophecy? a reassessment of the data behind a popular theory / Jonathan Stokl

The misconstrued role of the assinnu in Ancient Near Eastern prophecy / Ilona Zsolnay

The role of the female seer/prophet in ancient Greece / Anselm C. Hagedorn

Sex and the single prophet: marital status and gender in Jeremiah and Ezekiel / Corrine Carvalho

Speaking in dreams: the figure of Miriam and prophecy / Hanna Tervanotko

Childless female diviners in the Bible and beyond / Esther J. Hamori

"Misogyny" in service of theocentricity: legitimate or not? / Dale Launderville

Spermatic spluttering pens: concerning the construction and breakdown of prophetic masculinity / Roland Boer.
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