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Gendering wisdom the host [electronic resource] : biblical invitations to eat and drink / Judith E. McKinlay.

By: McKinlay, Judith E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 216.; Gender, culture, theory: 4.Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (280 p.).ISBN: 9780567651822 (electronic bk.); 0567651827 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sex role -- Biblical teaching | Sacred meals -- Biblical teaching | Women in the Bible | Bible -- Feminist criticism | Bible. Old Testament Proverbs IX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. New Testament John IV -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Food in the Bible | Sex role | Wisdom literature | J�esus-Christ -- Personne et fonctions -- Enseignement biblique | Bible. A.T. Proverbes -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. A.T. Eccl�esiastique -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. N.T. Jean -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Femmes dans la Bible | Sagesse (Personnification biblique) | BIBLES -- General | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- General | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference | Spreuken (bijbelboek) | Wijsheid van Jezus Sirach (bijbelboek) | Johannes (bijbelboek) | Sekseverschillen | MaaltijdenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gendering wisdom the host.DDC classification: 220.8/3054 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 IN SEARCH OF ANCESTRY; Chapter 2 PROVERBS 9.1-6, 13-18; Chapter 3 PROVERBS 9.7-12 AND OTHER WISDOM POEMS; Chapter 4 FOLLY IN THE COMPANY OF OTHER WOMEN; Chapter 5 WOMEN IN PROVERBS; Chapter 6 THE WISDOM OF BEN SIRA; Chapter 7 WOMEN IN BEN SIRA; Chapter 8 ON THE QUEST OF THE FEMININE IN JOHN 4; Chapter 9 WOMEN IN JOHN'S GOSPEL; Chapter 10 SOME IMPLICATIONS; Select Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: This work looks at the intertextual relationships of the invitations to eat and drink in Proverbs, Ben Sira and John 4. If the first two invitations are offered by a female Wisdom/Sophia, what are the gender implications when the hostess becomes a host in John 4? The study poses the possibility of an ongoing convergence strategy, which may have begun when Israelite sages adapted for a Yahwistic context language and imagery earlier associated with female deities. In a subtle move, McKinlay draws upon contemporary reader resistance in order to counter such ideological moves by the scribes, whose.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-267)-and indexes.

Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 IN SEARCH OF ANCESTRY; Chapter 2 PROVERBS 9.1-6, 13-18; Chapter 3 PROVERBS 9.7-12 AND OTHER WISDOM POEMS; Chapter 4 FOLLY IN THE COMPANY OF OTHER WOMEN; Chapter 5 WOMEN IN PROVERBS; Chapter 6 THE WISDOM OF BEN SIRA; Chapter 7 WOMEN IN BEN SIRA; Chapter 8 ON THE QUEST OF THE FEMININE IN JOHN 4; Chapter 9 WOMEN IN JOHN'S GOSPEL; Chapter 10 SOME IMPLICATIONS; Select Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

This work looks at the intertextual relationships of the invitations to eat and drink in Proverbs, Ben Sira and John 4. If the first two invitations are offered by a female Wisdom/Sophia, what are the gender implications when the hostess becomes a host in John 4? The study poses the possibility of an ongoing convergence strategy, which may have begun when Israelite sages adapted for a Yahwistic context language and imagery earlier associated with female deities. In a subtle move, McKinlay draws upon contemporary reader resistance in order to counter such ideological moves by the scribes, whose.

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Gendering wisdom the host by McKinlay, Judith E. ©1996
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