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By Athalya Brenner

This quantity is the 1st in a sequence which gives a primary source for feminist biblical scholarship, containing a complete choice of essays, either reprinted and especially written for the sequence, by means of prime feminist students.

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On p. 250 of the Hebrew version of this book. (Translator's note; see also the first few pages in M. Carasik's translation of that chapter into English [Prooftexts 8 (1988)]). 2. A. B. ), Ancient Near Eastern Texts relating to the Old Testament (Princeton, 1950), pp. 467-69; or Fox's new translation and analysis (cf. Bibliography). 3. A. Erman, Die Literatur der Aegypter (Leipzig, 1923), p. 303 (ET: The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians [trans. M. Blackman; London, 1927]). 4. With reference to the imaging of the male lover as a brother, it should be noted that marriages between brothers and sisters existed in Egypt among royalty only.

Brooke-Rose, '111 Wit and Good Humour: Women's Comedy and the Canon', Comparative Criticism 10 (1988), pp. 121-38. BRENNER On Feminist Criticism of the Song of Songs 37 Trible's is, of course, personal. I would like to think, however, that the continued dialogue with feminist scholarship—as his response shows—is beginning to leave its mark on 'straight' biblical scholarship. W. Whedbee attempts to reconcile the positions advanced by Landy (pages 129-42) and Brenner (pages 234-57) by bringing 'paradox' and 'parody' together and discussing the significance of the terms for interpreting the SoS.

The book has received much attention from feminist critics for this reason also. 4. The SoS contains possible allusions that can be interpreted as references to matrilineal and matrilocal (albeit not necessarily matriarchal) values, that is, to customs of a society or social system(s) in which females had a significant formalized role. It also contains some allusions that may be interpreted as reflections of a fratriarchal or fratrilineal culture (in which power structures and social dominance belong to a woman's brothers).

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