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Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 38): Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (Gafney)

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A Significant Milestone in the History of Feminism and the Study of Scripture.

This volume offers a womanist and feminist analysis of the books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, attending to translation and textual issues, use of power and agency, and constructions of gender and its significance for the real and metaphorical women in the texts. The unit on Nahum takes an unflinching look at God’s role and rhetoric in the rape of Nineveh and considers implications for the women of Nineveh and Israel and for contemporary readers. Habakkuk is read employing a womanist stratagem, talking back to God. The section on Zephaniah explores the racialized history of interpreting “Cushi” in Zephaniah’s genealogy and the figures of Daughter Zion/Jerusalem. The commentary also assesses these texts as scriptures of synagogue and church, their use and utility. A Jewish feminist reading and womanist hermeneutic accompanies each biblical book.

About the Series:
The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. This new series aims to include the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available today.

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Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 38): Hanum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
• Author: Wilda C. M. Gafney
• Volume Editor: Carol J. Dempsey
• General Editor: Barbara E. Reid
• Publisher: Liturgical Press (2017)

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