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Poems of the promised land: women's stories in the King James Old Testament
Jacqueline Joan Hoekstra (author)Dee Horne (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Arts (MA)
Number of pages in document: 249
This project entails a feminist examination of women's stories in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. I focus directly on the Old Testament stories, beginning with Eve in Genesis and ending with Vashti and Esther in Esther. I have engaged these particular narratives for a number of reasons. I pick some stories because of how their oppressive patriarchal interpretation defines womanhood. I choose some other stories because of the manner in which they have been ignored. I select some stories of autonomy because of their liberatory potential for contemporary women. I explore the emancipatory and oppressive narratives concerning women in the text. This systematic approach to images of women and the narratives of women's stories will enable a loosening of interpretation.
Women in the Bible.Bible and feminism.Bible. Old Testament -- Biography.Women and religion.