Gender in the Book of Ben Sira : Divine Wisdom, Erotic Poetry, and the Garden of Eden.

By: Ellis, Teresa AnnContributor(s): Barton, John | Kratz, Reinhard GSeries: Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Für Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft SerPublisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110330892Subject(s): Bible. -- Apocrypha. -- Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Sex role -- Biblical teachingGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender in the Book of Ben Sira : Divine Wisdom, Erotic Poetry, and the Garden of EdenDDC classification: 229.406 LOC classification: BS1765.53.E45 2013ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Chapter 1. Gender and Taxonomies -- 1.1 Texts -- 1.2 Methodologies -- 1.3 Classification -- 1.3.1 Binary Oppositions and Deconstruction -- 1.3.2 Binary Oppositions and Taxonomic Logic -- 1.4 Taxonomies of Gender -- 1.4.1 Ben Sira's Taxonomy of Pairs and Affinity-Schema -- 1.4.2 A Greek Taxonomy of Gender -- 1.5 Parameters for Gender -- Chapter 2. Gender and Impersonal Speech -- 2.1 Ben Sira's Colonial Status -- 2.1.1 Hellenistic Colonialism -- 2.1.2 Language and Resistance -- 2.2 The Production of "Impersonal Speech" -- 2.2.1 Greek Genres Available to Ben Sira -- 2.2.2 Schematic Figures in the Book of Ben Sira -- 2.2.3 Proverbial Statements -- 2.3 Colonial Contexts for Some Gender-Incidental Passages -- 2.3.1 Speech and Shame in Ben Sira's Colonial Context -- 2.3.2 "Praise of the Fathers": Genre in a Colonial Context -- 2.4 Genre in a Gender-Focal Passage: BBS 25:13-26:3 -- Chapter 3. Divine Female(s) -- 3.1 Wisdom -- 3.1.1 Wisdom and God -- 3.1.2 Personified-Wisdom in Later Texts -- 3.2 Why Is the "Strange Woman" Not in the Book of Ben Sira? -- 3.2.1 Schematic Human Figures in Proverbs -- 3.2.2 Non-Human Figures in Proverbs -- Chapter 4. Human Females -- 4.1 Male/Female Pairs -- 4.1.1 "Father" and "Mother" -- "Son" and "Daughter" -- 4.1.2 "Friend (Male)" and "Wife" -- 4.2 Passages concerning the "Intelligent Wife" -- 4.2.1 First Set of Paired Poetic Units -- 4.2.2 Second Set of Paired Poetic Units -- 4.3 Interlude for Wordplay -- 4.4 Two Poems in One Gender-Focal Passage: BBS 42:9-14 -- 4.4.1 Archaeology, Anthropology, and Texts -- 4.4.2 Reading a Text Together With External Evidence -- Chapter 5. Human Female, Biblical Females -- 5.1 Citation by Allusion: Genesis 1-4 in BBS -- 5.2 Eve and the "Woman" in BBS 25:24 -- 5.3 The "Intelligent Wife" and Eve -- 5.3.1 Third Set of Paired Poetic Units, Part 1: Female.
5.3.2 Third Set of Paired Poetic Units, Part 2: Male -- 5.4 The "Intelligent Wife" and Wisdom-and Eve -- 5.5 (Potentially) Erotic Passages in the Book of Ben Sira -- 5.5.1 Erotic Images for Wisdom -- 5.5.2 Erotic Images for the "Intelligent Wife" -- 5.5.3 Wisdom, the Sage, and the "Intelligent Wife" -- 5.6 The Book of Ben Sira and the Song of Songs -- Chapter 6. The Discourse of Gender in the Book of Ben Sira -- 6.1 Relational-Gender Passages -- 6.2 'Anomalous' Verses- BBS 25:24 and BBS 42:13 and 14 -- 6.3 Gender in the Book of Ben Sira -- Appendix: Lexical Studies and Annotated Translations -- A.1 Lexical Studies -- A.1.1 טוב and רע: Good and Bad/Evil in the Book of Ben Sira -- A.1.2 Eve and the Vocabulary of BBS 25:24 -- A.1.3 Miscellaneous Lexical Studies -- A.2 Fully-Annotated Translations, Passages from the Book of Ben Sira -- A.2.1 Fully-Annotated Chart for Chapter 1 -- A.2.2 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 2 -- A.2.3 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 3 -- A.2.4 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 4 -- A.2.5 Conjectural Translation of BBS 42:14 -- A.2.6 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 5 -- Select Bibliography -- Index of Modern Authors -- Index of Ancient Sources (and the chart "Translated verses from BBS") -- Index of Subjects.
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Intro -- Chapter 1. Gender and Taxonomies -- 1.1 Texts -- 1.2 Methodologies -- 1.3 Classification -- 1.3.1 Binary Oppositions and Deconstruction -- 1.3.2 Binary Oppositions and Taxonomic Logic -- 1.4 Taxonomies of Gender -- 1.4.1 Ben Sira's Taxonomy of Pairs and Affinity-Schema -- 1.4.2 A Greek Taxonomy of Gender -- 1.5 Parameters for Gender -- Chapter 2. Gender and Impersonal Speech -- 2.1 Ben Sira's Colonial Status -- 2.1.1 Hellenistic Colonialism -- 2.1.2 Language and Resistance -- 2.2 The Production of "Impersonal Speech" -- 2.2.1 Greek Genres Available to Ben Sira -- 2.2.2 Schematic Figures in the Book of Ben Sira -- 2.2.3 Proverbial Statements -- 2.3 Colonial Contexts for Some Gender-Incidental Passages -- 2.3.1 Speech and Shame in Ben Sira's Colonial Context -- 2.3.2 "Praise of the Fathers": Genre in a Colonial Context -- 2.4 Genre in a Gender-Focal Passage: BBS 25:13-26:3 -- Chapter 3. Divine Female(s) -- 3.1 Wisdom -- 3.1.1 Wisdom and God -- 3.1.2 Personified-Wisdom in Later Texts -- 3.2 Why Is the "Strange Woman" Not in the Book of Ben Sira? -- 3.2.1 Schematic Human Figures in Proverbs -- 3.2.2 Non-Human Figures in Proverbs -- Chapter 4. Human Females -- 4.1 Male/Female Pairs -- 4.1.1 "Father" and "Mother" -- "Son" and "Daughter" -- 4.1.2 "Friend (Male)" and "Wife" -- 4.2 Passages concerning the "Intelligent Wife" -- 4.2.1 First Set of Paired Poetic Units -- 4.2.2 Second Set of Paired Poetic Units -- 4.3 Interlude for Wordplay -- 4.4 Two Poems in One Gender-Focal Passage: BBS 42:9-14 -- 4.4.1 Archaeology, Anthropology, and Texts -- 4.4.2 Reading a Text Together With External Evidence -- Chapter 5. Human Female, Biblical Females -- 5.1 Citation by Allusion: Genesis 1-4 in BBS -- 5.2 Eve and the "Woman" in BBS 25:24 -- 5.3 The "Intelligent Wife" and Eve -- 5.3.1 Third Set of Paired Poetic Units, Part 1: Female.

5.3.2 Third Set of Paired Poetic Units, Part 2: Male -- 5.4 The "Intelligent Wife" and Wisdom-and Eve -- 5.5 (Potentially) Erotic Passages in the Book of Ben Sira -- 5.5.1 Erotic Images for Wisdom -- 5.5.2 Erotic Images for the "Intelligent Wife" -- 5.5.3 Wisdom, the Sage, and the "Intelligent Wife" -- 5.6 The Book of Ben Sira and the Song of Songs -- Chapter 6. The Discourse of Gender in the Book of Ben Sira -- 6.1 Relational-Gender Passages -- 6.2 'Anomalous' Verses- BBS 25:24 and BBS 42:13 and 14 -- 6.3 Gender in the Book of Ben Sira -- Appendix: Lexical Studies and Annotated Translations -- A.1 Lexical Studies -- A.1.1 טוב and רע: Good and Bad/Evil in the Book of Ben Sira -- A.1.2 Eve and the Vocabulary of BBS 25:24 -- A.1.3 Miscellaneous Lexical Studies -- A.2 Fully-Annotated Translations, Passages from the Book of Ben Sira -- A.2.1 Fully-Annotated Chart for Chapter 1 -- A.2.2 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 2 -- A.2.3 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 3 -- A.2.4 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 4 -- A.2.5 Conjectural Translation of BBS 42:14 -- A.2.6 Fully-Annotated Charts for Chapter 5 -- Select Bibliography -- Index of Modern Authors -- Index of Ancient Sources (and the chart "Translated verses from BBS") -- Index of Subjects.

The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

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