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Brenner, Athalya

Overview
Works: 104 works in 491 publications in 1 language and 27,414 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Commentaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: BS1455, 222.3506
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Most widely held works by Athalya Brenner
Genesis : the feminist companion to the Bible by Athalya Brenner( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We all come from somewhere: no one is native to the biblical text, no one reads only in the interests of the text itself. North Atlantic and Western European scholarship has focused on the Bible's characters as individuals, has read past its miracles and stories of spiritual manifestations or 'translated' them into other categories, and has seen some aspects of the text in bold and other aspects not at all. These results of Euro-American contextual reading would be no problem if they were seen as such; but they have become a chain to be broken when they have been held up as the one and only 'objective, ' plain truth of the text itself."--Preface
A Feminist companion to the Song of Songs by Athalya Brenner( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first in a series which provides a fundamental resource for feminist biblical scholarship, containing a comprehensive selection of essays, both reprinted and specially written for the series, by leading feminist scholars"--Provided by publisher
On humour and the comic in the Hebrew Bible by Yehuda Thomas Radday( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In comparison with other literary aspects of the Old Testament, humour has suffered much scholarly neglect. The present collection of essays (by the editors and ten other authors) argues that humour is plentiful in biblical literature and that many passages, indeed even whole books, can be properly understood only when the humorous intention of the author is acknowledged. This collection is a particularly interesting, innovative and provocative one
A feminist companion to Esther, Judith and Susanna by Athalya Brenner( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we confront in these three characters feminist heroines or patriarchally idealised stooges? From the worldly Esther to the piously devout Susanna via the militant widow, these female figures appear both as meticulously sculpted individuals and as metaphors for a Jewish Community under threat. The wealth of antiguity in these characters is exposed to a wide range of perceptions in this marvellous collection
The Song of Songs : a feminist companion to the Bible( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ten essays in this volume, the majority specially written, engage with questions of voice (whose?) and interplay (what kind?) between received interpretation and resisting female reader, and venture into methodological territory familiar and unfamiliar to biblical scholars, including autobiographical criticism."--BOOK JACKET
A feminist companion to the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bijdragen in deze bundel zijn onderverdeeld in 4 thema's: Hebrew bible characters recycled: some principles; Women and the feminine: New Testament women characters; On the gendering of the female body; Anti-judaism in the New Testament and its feminist interpretations
A feminist companion to the Latter Prophets by Athalya Brenner( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative status of 'Prophecy' in the Bible poses a challenge to the feminist readers. This challenge is sharpened by the widespread symbolism in prophetic discourse of woman, wife, mother, harlot and the use of what the volume call 'pornoprophetics'. In this collection it is the book of Hosea that attracts special attention, but there are also articles on sexual violence and an introductory essay on prophecy itself as a literary phenomenon. This Feminist Companion offers a sharp confrontation between the voice of the prophetic male and the resistance of the feminist reader
A feminist companion to wisdom literature( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection presents essays on the configuration of 'woman' in the biblical wisdom literature from various perspectives: social (with ancient Near Eastern illuminations), literary/intertextual (in the sense of inner-biblical intertextuality), and theological (with reference to postbiblical Jewish and Christian texts). The figures of the 'woman of worth' and the 'strange woman' in the book of Proverbs are examined, and feminist readings of the book of Job are also offered. The contributors to this volume are Lyn Bechtel, Athalya Brenner, Claudia Camp, Carole Fontaine, Mieke Heijerman, Lilli
Ruth and Esther : a feminist companion to the Bible by Athalya Brenner( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second series of Feminist Companions moves beyond the confines of sex- and gender-specific issues and studies of biblical women. Biblical feminist critics now address contemporary life situations, marginalization and a range of questions once not thought accessible to such critique. Feminist theory has also continued a rapid evolution. Among the topics included in this volume are composition, Torah, Ruth-the-Cat, female networking-together with much else to inform and stimulate female (and male) biblical scholars and non-scholars
Wisdom and Psalms by Athalya Brenner( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the Wisdom volume in the first Feminist Companion series investigated multiple aspects of characterizations of women found in Wisdom literature, the 13 essays in this volume move beyond the study of the characterization of females that formed one of the first steps of modern feminist criticism-the recovery of what had been ignored or trivialized by androcentric readings dominant through the centuries. This second volume takes up questions of voice, exclusion and construction as well as the reinforcement of world views that, while perhaps necessary to the survival of the postexilic commun
A feminist companion to Ruth( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is part of a series which provides a fundamental resource for feminist biblical scholarship, containing a comprehensive selection of essays, both reprinted and specially written for the series, by leading feminist scholars. 'An enterprising series of collections of important and pioneering studies ... Those teaching feminist courses will find the books invaluable as a resource for students.' C.S. Rodd, Expository Times
A feminist companion to Samuel and Kings by Athalya Brenner( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of studies, reflecting developments in feminist exegesis over the last few years in Europe and the United States, includes treatments of key female figures ('Tamar and the Coat of Many Colours' by Adrien Janis Bledstein; 'Michal, the Barren Wife' by Lillian R. Klein; 'On Centering a Fringe Figure: The Wife of Jeroboam in 1 Kings 14:1-18' by Uta Schmidt; 'The Widow of Zarephath and the Great Woman of Shunem: A Comparative Analysis of Two Stories' by Jopie Siebert-Hommes), and a new examination of a biblical threesome, 'Saul, David and Jonathan: The Story of a Triangle? A Contrib
Exodus to Deuteronomy : a feminist companion to the Bible (second series)( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studies in this collection, reflecting recent developments in feminist exegesis in Europe and the United States, comprise three 'revisits': the first, to Exodus and Moses, includes Susanne Scholz on a literary feminist reading of Exodus, Harold Washington on Exodus and Zora Neale Hurston's 'Moses, Man of the Mountain', Ilona Rashkow on 'Oedipus Wreckes: Moses and God's Rod', and 'Divine Puppeteer: Yahweh of Exodus' by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan. The second revisit, to Miriam, comprises 'Miriam' by Phyllis Silverman Kramer, 'Miriam Re-Imagined, and Imaginary Women of Exodus in Musical Settings' by Helen Leneman, Alice Bach, 'Dreaming of Miriam's Well' and Irmtraud Fischer on 'The Authority of Miriam'. The third revisit is to Daughters, where Tal Ilan writes on the daughters of Zelophehad and Leila Bronner on' Serah and the Exodus'
Judges : a feminist companion to the Bible by Athalya Brenner( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Samuel and Kings by Athalya Brenner( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of studies, reflecting developments in feminist exegesis over the last few years in Europe and the United States, includes treatments of key female figures (''Tamar and the ""Coat of Many Colours""'' by Adrien Janis Bledstein; ''Michal, the Barren Wife'' by Lillian R. Klein; ''On Centering a Fringe Figure: The Wife of Jeroboam in 1 Kings 14:1-18'' by Uta Schmidt; ''The Widow of Zarephath and the Great Woman of Shunem: A Comparative Analysis of Two Stories'' by Jopie Siebert-Hommes), and a new examination of a biblical threesome, ''Saul, David and Jonathan: The Story of a Triang
Are we amused? : humour about women in the biblical worlds( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical humour remains elusive for many readers. Biblical humour about women and gender remains more problematic still, for its recognition may imply the realization that it is a cruel and disrespectful humour, ridicule rather than good-natured fun. But, whatever its intent, humour about women is also humour about men. In other words, it is humour about gender roles. The critique of women, womanhood and femaleness implied by the humour in biblical and related texts serves, in equal measure, as a critique of men, manhood and maleness -- in the texts, of the texts' authors, and of the texts' commentators and readers
Bible translation on the threshold of the twenty-first century : authority, reception, culture, and religion( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The format of the new The Bible in the 21st Century series reflects an international dialogue between experts and graduate students. In this book, experts on Bible translations present essays on the practices of translating the Bible for the present and the future, through Christian and Jewish approaches, in Western Europe and North America as well as in the former Eastern Bloc and in Africa. Each paper is paired with a response. The international contributors here include Adele Berlin, John Rogerson, Robert Carroll, Mary Phil Korsak, Everett Fox, Jeremy Punt and Athalya Brenner, and the debat
A Feminist companion to Judges by Athalya Brenner( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book of Judges is replete with female figurations, and has, therefore, received a lot of attention from feminist critics. This volume of essays, however, changes the motivation behind this apparent centrality of female figures, claiming that in fact strong androcentric premises underlie the texts. The overall theme of this sparkling collection focusses on wives, daughters and mothers, and their relationships. An introductory section surveys the women of Judges, investigation satire, paradigm and deviation and the midrashic sources; Brenner and Van Dyck investigate the story and song of Deborah; Fuchs and Exum turn their attention to Jephthah's daughter; Amit and Reinhartz look at women in the Samson story. Finally, three essays, including one by Mieke Bal, deal with the brutal finale of the book in chapters 19-21"--Provided by publisher
Colour terms in the Old Testament by Athalya Brenner( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The OT semantic field of ''colour'' is presented as a coherent, interdependent, and graded linguistic structure. The relevant lexical items are organized under the following categories: primary (basic) terms; secondary and tertiary terms; terms for pigments, dyes, painting and paints; and terms for stains, speckles, and other phenomena related to colour. Proper names, and names of objects which carry ''colour'' associations are discussed as well. Many OT texts are discussed in detail. Finally, the OT colour field is compared to its Mishnaic Hebrew counterpart, and an Appendix dealing with the
 
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The Song of Songs : a feminist companion to the Bible
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Athalya Brenner Dutch biblical scholar

Brener, ʿAtalyah

Brener ʿAtalyah 1943-....

Brenner, A.

Brenner, A. 1943-

Brenner, A. (Athalya)

Brenner, ʿAtalyā 1943-

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Brenner-Idan, Atalyah

Brenner-Idan, Athalya 1943-

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Idan, Athalya Brenner- 1943-

ברנר, עתליה

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עתליה ברנר

ブレンナー, アタルヤ

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A Feminist companion to the Song of SongsA feminist companion to Esther, Judith and SusannaThe Song of Songs : a feminist companion to the BibleA feminist companion to the Hebrew Bible in the New TestamentA feminist companion to the Latter ProphetsA feminist companion to wisdom literatureRuth and Esther : a feminist companion to the BibleWisdom and Psalms