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Are we amused? [electronic resource] : humour about women in the biblical worlds / edited by Athalya Brenner.

Contributor(s): Brenner, Athalya.
Material type: TextTextSeries: BTC (Series): 2.; Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 383.Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, c2003Description: 1 online resource (viii, 158 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780826426277 (electronic bk.); 0826426271 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women in the Bible | Wit and humor in the Bible | Bible -- Feminist criticism | Bible -- Critique f�eministe | Femmes dans la Bible | Humour dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- Quotations | Bijbel | Vrouwen | Humor (grappigheden)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Are we amused?.DDC classification: 220.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Those riotous, yet righteous, foremothers of Jesus : exploring Matthew's comic genealogy / F. Scott Spencer -- "More righteous than I" : the comeuppance of the trickster in Genesis 38 / Mary E. Shields -- Humor, turnabouts and survival in the book of Esther / Kathleen M. O'Connor -- Is that fearfully funny? : some instances from the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books / Toni Craven -- At the expense of women : humor in Acts 16.14-40 / Kathy Williams -- Are we amused? : small and big differences in Josephus' re-presentations of Biblical female figures in the Jewish antiquities 1-8 / Athalya Brenner -- Ooooh, Onan! : Geschlechtsgeschichte and women in the Biblical world / Gale A. Yee -- Women's humor and other creative juices / Amy-Jill Levine -- Laughing with/at/as women : how should we read Biblical humor? / Esther Fuchs -- Appendix : Babble/Bible light : on some Biblical women.
Summary: Biblical humor about women and gender remains elusive for many readers, for its recognition may imply the realization that it's a cruel and disrespectful humor, ridicule rather than good-natured fun. But viewing humor as social critique, as is largely done in the essays in this volume, with respect to both the texts read and their actual or implied author, may be fun as well as significant for understanding the biblical worlds. As most of the essays show, writing about women is writing about men as well. In other words, it is writing about gender roles. The critique of women, womanhood and fem.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-151) and indexes.

Those riotous, yet righteous, foremothers of Jesus : exploring Matthew's comic genealogy / F. Scott Spencer -- "More righteous than I" : the comeuppance of the trickster in Genesis 38 / Mary E. Shields -- Humor, turnabouts and survival in the book of Esther / Kathleen M. O'Connor -- Is that fearfully funny? : some instances from the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books / Toni Craven -- At the expense of women : humor in Acts 16.14-40 / Kathy Williams -- Are we amused? : small and big differences in Josephus' re-presentations of Biblical female figures in the Jewish antiquities 1-8 / Athalya Brenner -- Ooooh, Onan! : Geschlechtsgeschichte and women in the Biblical world / Gale A. Yee -- Women's humor and other creative juices / Amy-Jill Levine -- Laughing with/at/as women : how should we read Biblical humor? / Esther Fuchs -- Appendix : Babble/Bible light : on some Biblical women.

Biblical humor about women and gender remains elusive for many readers, for its recognition may imply the realization that it's a cruel and disrespectful humor, ridicule rather than good-natured fun. But viewing humor as social critique, as is largely done in the essays in this volume, with respect to both the texts read and their actual or implied author, may be fun as well as significant for understanding the biblical worlds. As most of the essays show, writing about women is writing about men as well. In other words, it is writing about gender roles. The critique of women, womanhood and fem.

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