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

March 1, 2016 Newton Centre

Professor/author Rachel Adelman in conversation with Professors David Stern & Judith Kates

From Eve to Esther, the Hebrew Bible is replete with gendered tales of trickery. Author Rachel Adelman, assistant professor of Bible at Hebrew College, draws on classic rabbinic sources and modern literary interpretation to demonstrate that women are at the crux of conflict over lineage versus family alliances. In many case, the female ruse has divine sanction: God colludes with the feminine agents to advance the providential plan. Adelman will discuss the role of these biblical women and their ruses, based on selected readings from the book.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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