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Sex and slaughter in the tent of Jael : a cultural history of a biblical story / Colleen Conway.

Author:
Conway, Colleen M. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016]
Description:
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary note:
In the biblical story of Jael and Sisera (Judges 4-5), the heroic Jael takes a tent peg and nails the Canaanite general Sisera's head to the ground, thus saving Israel. Colleen Conway analyzes re-imaginings of this story across the centuries, in visual art, poems, plays, and novels, and shows how the cultural productions of an ancient biblical story intersect with broader conversations about the often conflicted, and sometimes violent, relationship between the sexes.
Notes:
Previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience:
Specialized.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 31, 2016).
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Oxford scholarship online.
ISBN:
9780190626907 (ebook) :
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