Sex, Gender & The Bible
SAME AS V78.0019 & V18.0743.
This course investigates a series of problems regarding the mutual constitution of male and female in the Hebrew Bible. Through close readings of a range of biblical texts (narrative, law, wisdom literature), we address such issues as the absence of the goddess in monotheism, the literary representation of women and men, the construction of gender ideals, and the legislation of sex and bodily purity. This course is sponsored by the Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies.