Understanding the Deep Structures of Scripture
As a composer of sacred music, I rely on the biblical text just as deeply as a scholar or a…
The cultural and social context of ancient Israelite households matters for today, and for our understanding of gender in the Bible.
Women in ancient Rome who upheld modesty, chastity, and loyalty to family and Rome demonstrated their agency, despite cultural hierarchy.
By Dr. Yosefa (Fogel) Wruble on October 6, 2020
Motifs surrounding Levites and cultic servants influence readers’ understanding of their significance and relationship.
By Dr. Carol Meyers on October 5, 2020
Traducido por Esgrid Sikahall Por muchos años enseñé un curso de pregrado sobre mujeres israelitas en el mundo bíblico. En…
Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series
By Dr. Matthew J. Lynch on September 29, 2020
Male violence against women in Genesis belongs within the broader narrative portrait of humanity’s violence and rebellion against God.
By Dr. A.J. Culp on September 22, 2020
How will the people remain faithful to the covenant without Moses? For Deuteronomy, the answer is memory.
By Amy Gabriel on September 15, 2020
Achilles’ heel and Jacob’s heel are both points of weakness, but while Achilles’ weakness gets him killed, Jacob’s weakness saves him.
September 9, 2020
What, if anything, does the Bible actually say or imply about gender relations given the material world of Scripture? This series…
By Dr. Carol Meyers on September 9, 2020
Despite a common assumption, Israelite women were not dominated by men throughout ancient Israelite society.
By Dr. Dru Johnson on September 2, 2020
The Biblical Mind is a magazine meant to investigate and re-orient readers to the thinking of the biblical authors apparent in their texts.
By Dr. Michelle Knight on August 12, 2020
The Song of Deborah in the book of Judges demonstrates that Hebrew poetry is an appeal to reason just as much as it is an appeal to emotion.
By Arthur Keefer on August 6, 2020
Though most of the “virtues” in the Bible would have found little welcome in Aristotle’s world of Athens, some of the Bible—its Hebraic tradition especially—contains moral concepts that, in form, can be considered Aristotelian.
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