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Published: 01 August 2017

280 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198796879

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Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible

Ekaterina E. Kozlova

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Argues that maternal grief is a potent agent for social change in ancient Israel and modern societies
  • Focuses on ancient Israel and specifically Hagar (Genesis 21), Rizpah (2 Sam 21), the woman of Tekoa (2 Sam 14), and Rachel (Jeremiah 31:15-22), while also cosidering modern examples of maternal grief and social activism
  • Examines the archetypical quality of maternal grief through modern psychological research and ancient Near Eastern textual evidence
  • Consists of the extensive use of ANE materials to elucidate obscure biblical passages