The stories of such women as Rahab, Deborah, Jael, Delilah, Jephthah's daughter, and the Levite's concubine raised thorny questions for nineteenth-century female biblical interpreters. Could a Victorian woman use her intelligence to negotiate like Rahab? Was the seemingly well-educated Deborah an appropriate role model? Or did Jephthah's daughter more correctly model a pious woman's life as she submitted to her father's vow?
This unique volume gathers select writings by thirty-five nineteenth-century women on the stories of several women in Joshua and Judges. Recovering and analyzing neglected works from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others, "e;Women of War, Women of Woe"e;illuminates the biblical text, recovers a neglected chapter of reception history, and helps us understand and apply Scripture in our present context."e;
Women of War, Women of Woe
William B.\Eerdmans#Publishing Company
Joshua and Judges Through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters
Mind, Body & Spirit /