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Athalya Brenner

Athalya Brenner is professor emerita of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and professor in biblical studies at the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She holds an honorary PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany. She is general editor of the Feminist Companion to the Bible, co-editor of Genesis and Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Texts @ Contexts series (Fortress Press, 2008), and author of I Am: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories (Fortress Press, 2004).

Book List

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April 1, 2013
Joshua and Judges focuses attention on themes and tensions at the beginning of Israel's story in the Bible.
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March 1, 2013
Leviticus and Numbers focuses attention on practices and ideals of behavior in community, from mourning and diet to marriages licit and transgressive, examining all of these from a variety of global perspectives and postcolonial and feminist methods.
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June 15, 2012

The Texts @ Contexts series gathers scholarly voices from diverse contexts and social locations to bring new or unfamiliar facets of biblical texts to light...

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February 22, 2010
De-centering the predominant first-world orientation of past biblical scholarship, the Texts @ Contexts series presents cutting-edge scholarship on select books...
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November 3, 2004
Athalya Brenner presents fictionalized "autobiographies" of a dozen women and women groups in the Hebrew Bible, and also lets them share a conversation...