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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 81. How Are Gender Approaches Used in the Study of the Hebrew Bible?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44943


The Hebrew Bible is an influential text in contemporary debates over sex, gender, and sexuality. At the same time, the Bible’s own ideas about gender and sexuality are often very different from our own modern conceptions. Gender approaches help us understand and appreciate ancient biblical texts, their diverse histories of interpretation, and their contemporary significance.

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