Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible

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What gave rise to symbolizing woman as evil in the biblical tradition and other ancient Near Eastern societies? Taking her title from a Roman Catholic prayer called "Hail Holy Queen," Yee investigates the history of this hostile tradition of symbolization, including Eve in Genesis, Gomer in Hosea, Oholah and Oholibah in Ezekiel, and the "strange woman" of Proverbs. Employing a materialist literary criticism, ideological criticism, and the social sciences, she investigates how this negative imagery crops up in a variety of forms. Among her important conclusions is that gender conflicts in ancient Israel could be deflected forms of class conflict-the struggles between the king and peasants are deflected to men and women.

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Poor banished children of Eve: woman as evil in the Hebrew Bible

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Yee (Hebrew Bible, Episcopal Divinity Sch.) analyzes four biblical passages (Genesis 2-3, Hosea 1-3, Ezekiel 23, and Proverbs 7) in which a woman is the source or symbol of sin. Yee's agenda, however ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction
1
Ideological Criticism and Woman as Evil
9
The Social Sciences and the Biblical Woman as Evil
29
Eve in Genesis The Mother of All Living and We Her Children
59
Faithless Israel in Hosea She Is Not My Wife and I Am Not Her Husband
81
The Two Sisters in Ezekiel They Played the Whore in Egypt
111
The Other Woman in Proverbs My Mans Not HomeHe Took His Moneybag with Him
135
Conclusion
159
Notes
167
Bibliography
233
Index of Ancient Sources
271
Index of Authors
285
Index of Subjects
289
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Página 191 - Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning, and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Página 9 - In direct contrast to German philosophy which descends from heaven to earth, here we ascend from earth to heaven. That is to say, we do not set out from what men say, imagine, conceive, nor from men as narrated, thought of, imagined, conceived, in order to arrive at men in the flesh. We...
Página 59 - Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
Página 74 - You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
Página 43 - ... because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
Página 76 - Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever...
Página 18 - To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this: the play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
Página 47 - A daughter is a secret anxiety to her father, and worry over her robs him of sleep; when she is young, for fear she may not marry, or if married, for fear she may be disliked; while a virgin, for fear she may be seduced and become pregnant in her father's house; or having a husband, for fear she may go astray, or, though married, for fear she may be barren.
Página 76 - Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it...
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