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The Resource Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women, Jill Hammer

Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women, Jill Hammer

Label
Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women
Title
Sisters at Sinai
Title remainder
new tales of biblical women
Statement of responsibility
Jill Hammer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book reintroduces us to some of the most complex and intriguing people in the Bible. the stories are set in a world of myth and mystery in which the spiritual powers of the characters come alive
  • "In these pages we are reintroduced to some of the most complex and intriguing people in the Bible. Drawing from the ancient tradition of midrash - creative interpretation that elaborates upon the sparse details of the biblical text Hammer brings to life the inner world and experiences of these women and men, weaving in both rabbinic legends and her own vivid imagination." "The stories are set in a world of myth and mystery in which the spiritual powers of the characters come alive. There is Lilith, who is not the night demon alluded to in Isaiah, but another aspect of Eve herself. There is Sarah, a moon priestess and as great a prophet as Abraham. The Leah here does not marry Jacob through her father's tricks; rather it is Jacob himself who arranges the union because he knows he will need her wisdom and compassion to become a great patriarch. And Miriam is not merely a figure of song and dance, but also one of revelation, a source of Torah." "We learn what happens when Lot's wife, Idit, who had been turned into a pillar of salt, dissolves in water and is freed to find her husband and daughters. We read about the fairy-tale story of Miriam's daughter Achsah and her future husband, Otniel, as well as Queen Vashti's rebellion against her husband, Ahasuerus." "And there are more tales...of Reishit, companion to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam at the Sea of Reeds; Rachav and her husband, Joshua, in Jericho; Yael and the great prophet and judge Deborah; Dinah, daughter of Leah and sister of Joseph and his brothers; the great musician Serach, who inherits David's famous harp; of Avishag, who warmed King David as he lay dying, and of Tamar and Judah."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammer, Jill
Dewey number
221.8/3054
Index
index present
LC call number
BS575
LC item number
.H28 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the Bible
  • Bible stories, English
  • Women in rabbinical literature
Label
Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women, Jill Hammer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47947482
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780827607262
Lccn
2001050207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women, Jill Hammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47947482
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780827607262
Lccn
2001050207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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