Taboo Or Not Taboo: Sexuality and Family in the Hebrew Bible

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Fortress Press - 195 páginas
In a changing society, Christians and Jews have looked to the Bible to find values and models. But the Hebrew Bible does not offer just a single model for family behavior or relationships. This volume explores the positive and negative aspects of family life in ancient Israel as portrayed in the Bible. Rashkow examines the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and siblings, looking at the variety of conflicts that emerged: incest, rape, abuse, murder, and hatred. Ultimately, Rashkow's analysis provides a reflection on family, which is given texture and depth through her use of psychoanalysis and literary theory. This text traces the influence of the biblical images on later Western literature and society and provides comparative discussions of other ancient Near Eastern literatures. Also useful as a textbook for courses in Hebrew Bible, feminist studies, and psychological interpretations of the Bible.

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Página 132 - And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven, and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac.
Página 36 - Plead with your mother, plead - for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband...
Página 41 - Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Página 67 - You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
Página 98 - And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
Página 52 - Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her : for she is a king's daughter. And they went to bury her : but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
Página 126 - And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.
Página 70 - I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

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Ilona N. Rashkow is Professor of Judaic Studies, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has also been the Visiting Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama.

Among her publications are The Phallacy of Genesis (1993) and Upon the Dark Places (1990).

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