Eve Was Framed and Other Interpretations from the Exegetical Vanguard

in European Judaism
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Deborah Kahn-Harris Leo Baeck College, UK

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Abstract

This article traces the interpretation of Genesis 1:26–28 from the approach of contemporary identity studies over the past fifty years (in honour of the fiftieth anniversary of Bible Week). The article commences with a personal anecdote as a means of demonstrating the link between the biblical text and the lived experience of real people in relation to feminist interpretations. The article continues by detailing examples of academic writing from the following contemporary hermeneutical approaches: feminist, Earth-centred/environmental, queer (LGBTQi+), post-colonial, and indigenous.

Contributor Notes

Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris is Principal of Leo Baeck College in London, where she also lectures in Hebrew Bible. Her PhD in feminist bible criticism is from the University of Sheffield. She previously served as a member of the rabbinic team at Sha'arei Tsedek/North London Reform Synagogue and as the Teaching Fellow in Judaism at SOAS, University of London.

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