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Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 21): Psalms, Books 2-3 (42-89) (Dombkowski Hopkins)

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

Many readers are convinced that the Psalms are hopelessly “masculine,” especially given that seventy-three of the 150 psalms begin with headings linking them to King David. In this volume, Denise Dombkowski Hopkins sets stories about women in the Hebrew Bible alongside Psalms 42–89 as “intertexts” for interpretation. The stories of women such as Hannah, Rahab, Tamar, Bathsheba, Susanna, Judith, Shiphrah, Puah, and the Levite’s concubine can generate a different set of associations for psalm metaphors than have traditionally been put forward. These different associations can give the reader different views of the dynamics of power, gender, politics, religion, family, and economics in ancient Israel and in our lives today that might help to name and transform the brokenness of our world.

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. 21): Psalms, Books 2-3 (42-89)
• Author: Denise Dombkowski Hopkins
• Volume Editor: Linda M. Maloney
• General Editor: Barbara E. Reid
• Publisher: Liturgical Press (2016)

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