Sex Rewarded, Sex Punished

Sex Rewarded, Sex Punished

A Study of the Status "female Slave" in Early Jewish Law

eBook - 2011
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Academic Studies Press
A masterful intersection of Bible Studies, Gender Studies, and Rabbinic law, Diane Kriger explores the laws pertaining to female slaves in Jewish law. Comparing Biblical strictures with later Rabbinic interpretations as well as contemporary Greco-Roman and Babylonian codes of law, Kriger establishes a framework whereby a woman’s sexual identity also indicates her legal status. With sensitivity to the nuances in both ancient laws and ancient languages, Kriger adds greatly to our understanding of gender, slave status, and the matrilineal principle of descent in the Ancient Near East.

Book News
As a lawyer and scholar, the late Dr. Kriger (PhD, Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, U. of Toronto) reads biblical and postbiblical texts in comparative philological and legal system analyses, in addressing the complex rules surrounding the legal status of female slaves in ancient Israel. Following an introduction to the terms "slave" and "freedom" as social constructs, she explains the evolution of the continuum of being free/a dependent; argues that female slaves of that period are more properly compared to wives than male slaves in relation to rights, adultery, and the status of their children; and for dynamic models of interpreting Torah. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
A masterful intersection of Bible Studies, Gender Studies, and Rabbinic law, Diane Kriger explores the laws pertaining to female slaves in Jewish law. Comparing Biblical strictures with later Rabbinic interpretations as well as contemporary Greco-Roman and Babylonian codes of law, Kriger establishes a framework whereby a woman's sexual identity also indicates her legal status. With sensitivity to the nuances in both ancient laws and ancient languages, Kriger adds greatly to our understanding of gender, slave status, and the matrilineal principle of descent in the Ancient Near East.

Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781618111135
1618111132
9781934843482
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 398 pages)
Additional Contributors: Meacham, Tirzah

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