REVIEW ↠ Womanist Midrash

REVIEW ✓ MONEYEXPRESSCARD.CO.UK Ø Wilda C. Gafney

Al interpretation and the sociohistorical culture of the ancient Near East This uniue and imaginative work that is grounded in serious scholarship will expand conversations about feminist and womanist biblical interpretation. A must read for anyone interested in women in womanism in the Torah or Bible I was especially moved by the chapter on Genesis and would have given this book an unabashed 5 stars if I wasn’t so unfamiliar with the later books of the TanakhOld Testament that made the last few chapters difficult for me to interact with

CHARACTERS Womanist Midrash

Womanist MidrashWomanist Midrash is an in depth and creative exploration of the well and lesser known women of the Hebrew Scriptures Using her own translations Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in. I am afraid to write a review for this book simply because I fear no words I put together will do it justice On every page this book blew my mind or melted my heart I learned so much from this book While Gafney is a Hebrew and Bible scholar and incredibly knowledgeable in translation and interpretation she never makes the reader feel like they can not understand the text as well Each time she would define and explain the text in Hebrew it would open my eyes to a whole new world While the book is extensive in academic interpretation and information of the text my heart was touched than my mind Gafney's Midrash of the verses often left me in tears I was suddenly there in the text living feeling and breathing each word She would repeat the phrase When I use my sanctified imagination when she would begin her Midrash By the middle of the book my body would have a visceral reaction to this little phrase knowing that something holy and profound and inspired was about to come my way I am looking forward to reading so much of this book again and again

Wilda C. Gafney Ø 1 REVIEW

REVIEW ↠ Womanist Midrash ☆ Womanist Midrash is an in depth and creative exploration of the well and lesser known women of the Hebrew Scriptures Using her own translations Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters many ofThe African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters many of whom are often overlooked and nameless Gafney employs a solid understanding of womanist and feminist approaches to biblic. Dr Gafney's Womanist Midrash is an informative and insightful look at the women in the texts of the Hebrew Bible Dr Gafney's aim is to acknowledge by name as often as possible the women in around and behind the text This was extremely helpful to me because I have been trained to read the Scriptures with from an androcentric viewpoint where the women are included in the text as props for the actions of the dominant men Dr Gafney's book aims to humanize those women in the eyes of readersBecause this is a self acknowledged Midrash Dr Gafney makes interpretive choices Not all of her sanctified imagining a term used repeatedly throughout the book can be fully supported by the text but she goes to great pains to ensure that those interpretive choices are well grounded within the text of the Hebrew Bible ancient interpretive traditions and the culture of the timeI think this book is a very important book for ministers to read because it causes us to uestion our received interpretations of many biblical passages I consider myself to have a fairly open mind when it comes to biblical interpretation and yet Dr Gafney's womanist perspective provides commentary and insights that I as a straight white man in ministry have never before considered and I find myself now uestioning how I could not have ever considered some of these thingsThis book is a reminder that the Western androcentric approach to scripture does not have a monopoly on biblical interpretation and that serious students of scripture should engage with many other perspectives to try and get a complete picture of what is going on in the biblical narratives