HDS 1848

Women and Deceit in the Hebrew Bible

Rachel Adelman


From Eve in Genesis to Judith in the Apocrypha, women have been characterized as a subversive force in biblical literature. This course will engage in close readings of biblical texts in which women's deceptions advance divine goals. Reading biblical texts in light of gender discourse, we will explore how feminist hermeneutics engages with or disengages from traditional exegetical approaches.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2012
Mon 2pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Jewish Studies
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None