Women's Bible Commentary: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

Women's Bible Commentary Women's Bible Commentary WJK Press

Carol Newsom

Sharon H. Ringe

Jacqueline E. Lapsley, editors

Wesminster John Knox Press, 2012

This is the Third Edition of the Women's Bible Commentary.  It has become a classic commentary for feminist biblical scholarship and is written by some of the best scholars in the field.  This edition has new or completely revised and updated essays to reflect current research and perspectives.

Essays on the Apocryphal books are included as well as on the experience of women in the Bible and on the feminist critical method which focuses on a study of the texts with a view towards on the marginalized and the powerless.  The contributors explore and explain all aspects of society and readers come to have a deeper understanding of the historical location of all the books in Scripture as they are viewed in the context of Christian faith in their time and today.


"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

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