Daughters of Miriam : Women Prophets in Ancient Israel Paperback

Women Prophets in Ancient Israel

by Wilda C. Gafney;


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Daughters of Miriam : Women Prophets in Ancient Israel

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There are untold numbers of female prophets hiding in the masculine grammar and androcentric focus of the Hebrew scriptures. There are women-prophets in the communities around biblical Israel, existing for hundreds of years and even a thousand years before the Israelite and Judean prophets recorded their messages. The rabbinic and Christian fathers analyzed and found more women in the scriptures who function as prophets than the biblical authors identify. All of these female prophets have an intimate connection with the God of Israel; they express that connection by singing, dancing, drumming, speaking with and for God, waging war, performing miracles, exercising statecraft, and giving birth. Each of them is a daughter of Miriam, the mother of all women-prophets.

Women prophets gave powerful voice to Yahwist faith at the formative moments in ancient Israel's development, and were expected in biblical visions of the future. Now they come to the foreground as Wilda C. Gafney explores prophetic practices in ancient Israel, different models for women's sacred roles in the Near Eastern environment, and changing understandings of women's leadership in early and rabbinic Judaism as well.

Daughters of Miriam : Women Prophets in Ancient Israel by Wilda C. Gafney was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in February 2008 and is our 53964th best seller. The ISBN for Daughters of Miriam : Women Prophets in Ancient Israel is 9780800662585.

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Page last updated 22nd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (February 2008)
Weight331g
Number of Pages224
Thickness14 mm
Height215 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780800662585
ISBN-10080066258X
Product Code1158648
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