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Smooth words : women, Proverbs, and performance in biblical wisdom / Carole Fontaine.

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Subject: Bible. Proverbs > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Proverbes > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Wisdom (Biblical personification)
Women in the Bible.
Femmes dans la Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567120021
  • ISBN: 0567120023
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 296 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: London ; Sheffield Academic, ¬©2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-285) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; To the Reader; Chapter 1 W/WISDOM THE SlGNIFIER; Chapter 2 TEXTUAL WOMEN: THE SOCIAL ROLES OF WOMEN IN THE PRIVATE, PUBLIC AND COSMIC DOMAINS; Chapter 3 WOMEN USING WISDOM: PERFORMING THE TRADITION; Chapter 4 THE WISDOM OF NEWTONS; Chapter 5 CONCLUDING SEMI-SCIENTIFIC POSTSCRIPT; Bibliography; Index of Proverbs and Instructions; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: This book explores the social roles of women as portrayed within the book of Proverbs, as well as the character archetypes and patriarchal ideologies which undergird the sages' portrayal. Using feminist folklore methodologies and performance studies, the author explores an alternative paradigm for understanding women's relationship to wisdom traditions in the ancient near east, using parallel texts, later midrash and extrabiblical re-presentations of biblical women associated with wisdom. The author demonstrates that women were culturally authorized 'performers' of the family based wisdom trad.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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