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Sunday, February 14 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Standing Beside the King: Bat Sheva’s Rise to Power

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Bat Sheva catches the eye of King David and alters the course of Israel’s history. This session examines Queen Bat Sheva’s narrative, and argues that she exercises agency and is among the Bible’s most powerful figures — on par with her husband David. We will see how Bat Sheva's story reveals the unique ways women exercise power in the Bible and are active participants in shaping Israel’s destiny.

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Amy Kalmanofsky

Amy Kalmanofsky is Associate Professor of Bible at JTS, teaching courses on biblical literature, religion, and feminist interpretation of the Bible. She has written two books: Terror All Around: The Rhetoric of Horror in the Book of Jeremiah, which applies horror theory to prophetic texts, and Dangerous Sisters of the Hebrew Bible, which explores biblical portrayals of sisters and sisterhoods, and she is the author of numerous articles... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Long Ridge

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