Rachel Adelman

WSRP Research Associate 2011-2012

Research project

The Female Ruse: Deception and Divine Sanction in the Hebrew Bible

A study of women's acts of deception in the Hebrew Bible as they are sanctioned by God. Drawing on the insights of classic midrash, feminist hermeneutics, and literary readings, the study traces the unique role that women play in determining the heir to the covenant, the monarchy, and the messianic line.

WSRP lecture

Reading Rebekah Unveiled: A Study of the Female Ruse in Genesis


HDS 1848: Women and Deceit in the Hebrew Bible (Spring 2012)