The Women of Genesis: From Sarah to Potiphar's Wife

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Fortress Press, 1990 - Religion - 152 pages

The women of Genesis 12-50 function as much more than ancillary characters to men. Through close attention to the literary features of the text, Jeansonne depicts Sarah, the daughters of Lot, Hagar, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah, Dinah, Tamar, and Potiphar's wife as integral persons who shaped Israel's destiny, revealed perspectives on God's involvement in the course of history, and portrayed human failure, freedom, and strength.

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About the author (1990)

Sharon Pace Jeansonne is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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