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Sex Rewarded, Sex Punished : A Study of the Status 'Female Slave' in Early Jewish Law / Diane Kriger.

By: Kriger, Diane [author.].
Contributor(s): Knowledge Unlatched [funder.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Judaism and Jewish Life.Publisher: Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2020]Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (424 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781644693292.Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender StudiesOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- IN MEMORIAM -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD -- NOTES ON SOURCES, TRANSLITERATIONS AND TRANSLATIONS -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER 1. What is a “Female Slave”? Context and Comparison -- CHAPTER 2. The pilegesh: Status or Topos? -- CHAPTER 3. The amah of Exodus 21:2-11 -- CHAPTER 4. The shifḥah neḥerefet of Leviticus 19:20-22 -- CHAPTER 5. The “Inheritance” of Slavery in Rabbinic Law: The Non-Linearity of the Matrilineal Principle -- CHAPTER 6. Rabbinic Interpretations of Leviticus 19:20-22 -- CHAPTER 7. Literature in Support of Law: The Problem of Bilhah and Zilpah -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- CITATIONS INDEX
Summary: A masterful intersection of Bible Studies, Gender Studies, and Rabbinic law, Diane Kriger explores the laws pertaining to female slaves in Jewish law. Comparing Biblical strictures with later Rabbinic interpretations as well as contemporary Greco-Roman and Babylonian codes of law, Kriger establishes a framework whereby a woman’s sexual identity also indicates her legal status. With sensitivity to the nuances in both ancient laws and ancient languages, Kriger adds greatly to our understanding of gender, slave status, and the matrilineal principle of descent in the Ancient Near East.
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Frontmatter -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- IN MEMORIAM -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD -- NOTES ON SOURCES, TRANSLITERATIONS AND TRANSLATIONS -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER 1. What is a “Female Slave”? Context and Comparison -- CHAPTER 2. The pilegesh: Status or Topos? -- CHAPTER 3. The amah of Exodus 21:2-11 -- CHAPTER 4. The shifḥah neḥerefet of Leviticus 19:20-22 -- CHAPTER 5. The “Inheritance” of Slavery in Rabbinic Law: The Non-Linearity of the Matrilineal Principle -- CHAPTER 6. Rabbinic Interpretations of Leviticus 19:20-22 -- CHAPTER 7. Literature in Support of Law: The Problem of Bilhah and Zilpah -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- CITATIONS INDEX

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A masterful intersection of Bible Studies, Gender Studies, and Rabbinic law, Diane Kriger explores the laws pertaining to female slaves in Jewish law. Comparing Biblical strictures with later Rabbinic interpretations as well as contemporary Greco-Roman and Babylonian codes of law, Kriger establishes a framework whereby a woman’s sexual identity also indicates her legal status. With sensitivity to the nuances in both ancient laws and ancient languages, Kriger adds greatly to our understanding of gender, slave status, and the matrilineal principle of descent in the Ancient Near East.

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In English.

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