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By Wilda C. Gafney

ISBN-10: 080066258X

ISBN-13: 9780800662585

There are untold numbers of girl prophets hiding within the masculine grammar and androcentric concentration of the Hebrew scriptures. There are women-prophets within the groups round biblical Israel, latest for centuries or even 1000 years earlier than the Israelite and Judean prophets recorded their messages. The rabbinic and Christian fathers analyzed and located extra ladies within the scriptures who functionality as prophets than the biblical authors determine. All of those girl prophets have an intimate reference to the God of Israel; they show that connection by way of making a song, dancing, drumming, talking with and for God, waging struggle, acting miracles, exercise statecraft, and giving start. each one of them is a daughter of Miriam, the mum of all women-prophets.

Women prophets gave strong voice to Yahwist religion on the formative moments in historical Israel s improvement, and have been anticipated in biblical visions of the longer term. Now they arrive to the foreground as Wilda Gafney explores prophetic practices in historic Israel, its close to jap setting, and early and rabbinic Judaism as well.

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