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On Reading Prophetic Texts: Gender-Specific and Related Studies in Memory of Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes (review)

On Reading Prophetic Texts: Gender-Specific and Related Studies in Memory of Fokkelien van... Book Reviews On Reading Prophetic Texts: Gender-Specific and Related Studies in Memory of Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes, edited by Bob Becking and Meindert Dijkstra. Leiden: E. 1. Brill, 1996. 295 pp. $93.75. This volume of sixteen essays is published in memory of the feminist biblical and theological scholar, Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes. The editors of the book chose researchers and topics wisely. The studies for the volume continue the varied intellectual endeavors of the deceased. Among the investigations included in the book are those that approach biblical prophetic texts with the feminist hermeneutics that Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes developed. Significant among these is the essay by van der Kooij which deals with the relationship between Judges chapters 4 and 5. Van DijkHemmes herself addressed this issue in her 1992 dissertation. Van der Kooij presents her view and gives further thoughts of his own on her contention that chapter 4 is a M(ale)-text and chapter 5 a F(emale)-text. Other pieces in the book tum to texts dealing with women but examine them with more traditional methodologies. The volume, thus, furthers the scholarly dialogue and debate on feminist interpretation in which Van DijkHemmes was so involved. Essays treating texts dealing with the role http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

On Reading Prophetic Texts: Gender-Specific and Related Studies in Memory of Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes (review)

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Book Reviews On Reading Prophetic Texts: Gender-Specific and Related Studies in Memory of Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes, edited by Bob Becking and Meindert Dijkstra. Leiden: E. 1. Brill, 1996. 295 pp. $93.75. This volume of sixteen essays is published in memory of the feminist biblical and theological scholar, Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes. The editors of the book chose researchers and topics wisely. The studies for the volume continue the varied intellectual endeavors of the deceased. Among the investigations included in the book are those that approach biblical prophetic texts with the feminist hermeneutics that Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes developed. Significant among these is the essay by van der Kooij which deals with the relationship between Judges chapters 4 and 5. Van DijkHemmes herself addressed this issue in her 1992 dissertation. Van der Kooij presents her view and gives further thoughts of his own on her contention that chapter 4 is a M(ale)-text and chapter 5 a F(emale)-text. Other pieces in the book tum to texts dealing with women but examine them with more traditional methodologies. The volume, thus, furthers the scholarly dialogue and debate on feminist interpretation in which Van DijkHemmes was so involved. Essays treating texts dealing with the role

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1999

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