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Smooth Words
Smooth Words
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Smooth Words

Women, Proverbs, and Performance in Biblical Wisdom
Carole Fontaine
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Smooth Words

Women, Proverbs, and Performance in Biblical Wisdom
Carole Fontaine
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This book explores the social roles of women as portrayed within the book of Proverbs, as well as the character archetypes and patriarchal ideologies which undergird the sages' portrayal. Using feminist folklore methodologies and performance studies, the author explores an alternative paradigm for understanding women's relationship to wisdom traditions in the ancient near east, using parallel texts, later midrash and extrabiblical re-presentations of biblical women associated with wisdom. The author demonstrates that women were culturally authorized 'performers' of the family based wisdom traditions of teaching, economic problem solving, and care giving, and that these roles provided them with a platform to use their acknowledged wisdom in public roles.

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
2002
ISBN
9780567120021
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Biblical Studies
Edition
1

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