by Vanessa Ochs

Back Into The Foreground

The Complexity Of The Biblical Eve

Anne Lapidus Lerner, in Eternally Eve: Images of Eve in the Hebrew Bible, Midrash, and Modern Jewish Poetry (Brandeis University Press, $26), re-envisions the Eve story in Genesis. In this scholarly study, she is continuing a new tradition: in the past generation, feminists and scholars have begun to reread the Bible and harvest, from the patriarchal texts, hints that would offer us glimpses of the lives of women in the Bible, so that we might hear, so often between the lines or along the margins, voices and wisdom that previously eluded us.

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