The Bible's world is very disturbing. Death by stoning for rumored infractions is a threat for all, especially women. The masses most likely lived on subsistence diets.
It seems to be a Darwinian world and the male id, among the elite, appears to be unrestrained. Other than the Queen of Sheba somewhat , the women cited in this book are immortalized in the Bible for their sexual interactions whether in marital or union or not with men.
The presumably better lives of these few women cited causes one to wonder about the foundations of this society. Rosenblatt gives these stories a very sympathetic treatment. They add to the understanding of history and ourselves.
I give this book 5 stars because so much complex material is digested for lay people like me to understand it. I cannot say I enjoyed it because there was too much repression and pain in the lives of these few heroines. Empathy among the characters, particularly the men to the women, is rare.
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Media Coverage: Naomi Harris Rosenblatt; A biblical speaker for our modern times
After the apple: women in the bible: women in the bible - timeless stories of love, lust, and longing by Naomi H Rosenblatt. Price may vary. I Add to my wishlist. The Bible often says little about women, or says it tersely—not indicating, for example, how a woman might have felt about having her only son nearly sacrificed.
Here, marriage counselor and psychoanalyst Rosenblatt offers reflections on 17 women from Hebrew Scripture, all cast in an encouraging second-wave-feminist light. Think the Matriarchs are doormats? Bathsheba, another Mrs. David, is courageous and strong. Efforts to give advice about marriage as gleaned from the biblical stories result mainly in banalities.
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After the Apple: Women in the Bible : Timeless Stories of Love, Lust, and Longing
Rosenblatt "dispels the pervasive notion many have that biblical matriarchs were weak and ineffective," observed a Publishers Weekly reviewer. Instead, these biblical women were tough risk-takers whose efforts "catapulted the struggling Jewish nation to survival and prominence. Publishers Weekly , August 14, , review of Wrestling with Angels , p. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.
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