Title: Re-Reading Adultery Laws in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Their Conceptualization of Male and Female
Authors: Abasili, Alexander # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: K.U.Leuven, Faculty of Theology
Series Title: Louvain Studies
Abstract: There are six laws of adultery in the Hebrew Bible (Ex 20:14; Lv 18:20; Lv 20:10; Dt 22:22; Dt 22:23-24; Dt 22:25-27) and all of them are attested in the Torah. These laws have attracted good scholarly attention to the extent that some authors are accused of relying too heavily upon them for the study of adultery in the Hebrew Bible. However, the investigation of the treatment and perception of genders in these adultery laws has remained unexplored. It is against this backdrop that our paper investigates the conceptualization of male and female in Hebrew biblical adultery laws. By not plowing the same ground that scholars have been over in the past, ours is a pioneering study of how gender sensitive the Hebrew biblical adultery laws are. For instance, do they ensure the equal treatment of married men and women? Is there neither male nor female under Hebrew biblical adultery laws? What implications have these laws for today’s gender sensitivity?
ISSN: 0024-6964
Publication status: submitted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Biblical Studies
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