Week 5

Before reading the text concerning Jewish Women’s Scholarly Writing on the Bible, I thought it was going to be a lot like reading a Christian woman’s interpretation of the Bible, or a man’s interpretation of a woman’s interpretation and so on…Unfortunately, many of the authors of those articles tend to have an opinion, and then find ways in which the Bible fits that opinion. While this article discussed that somewhat, I found it interesting that the value of Jewish women’s scholarship can be seen in “those works that draw on the creative imagination of the author. These works may fall at or outside the margins of the scholarly world, but as personal reflections that attempt to address contemporary women through ancient texts, they have the potential to reach a general audience that may also be open to a new way of reading the Bible” (2005). I just think this is really neat. Any thoughts?

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  1. Could be a topic for a paper. Elizabeth Moltmann-Wendel has some interesting reports in her autobiography of women’s ways of reading the Bible. She is a German theologian and married to the theologian Jurgen Moltmann.

    IVP also has a Woman’s Study Bible–I’m not sure of the title, but it deals with some of these issues.

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