Silencing the Queen

The Literary Histories of Shelamzion and Other Jewish Women

Author: Ṭal Ilan

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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Tal Ilan explores the way historical documents from antiquity are reworked and edited in a long process that ends in silencing the women originally mentioned in them. Many methods are used to produce this end result: elimination of women or their words, denigration of the women and their role or unification of several significant women into one. These methods and others are illuminated in this book, as it uses the example of the Jewish queen Shelamzion Alexandra (76-67 BCE) for its starting point. Queen Shelamzion was the only legitimate Jewish queen in history. Yet all the documents in which she is mentioned (Josephus, Qumran scrolls, rabbinic literature etc.) have been reworked so as to minimize her significance and distort the picture we may receive of her. Tal Ilan follows the ways this was done and in doing so she encounters similar patterns in which other Jewish women in antiquity were silenced, censored and edited out.

Silencing the Queen

The Literary Histories of Shelamzion and Other Jewish Women

Author: Tal Ilan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 392

Tal Ilan explores the way historical documents from antiquity are reworked and edited in a long process that ends in silencing the women originally mentioned in them. Many methods are used to produce this end result: elimination of women or their words, denigration of the women and their role or unification of several significant women into one. These methods and others are illuminated in this book, as it uses the example of the Jewish queen Shelamzion Alexandra (76-67 BCE) for its starting point. Queen Shelamzion was the only legitimate Jewish queen in history. Yet all the documents in which she is mentioned (Josephus, Qumran scrolls, rabbinic literature etc.) have been reworked so as to minimize her significance and distort the picture we may receive of her. Tal Ilan follows the ways this was done and in doing so she encounters similar patterns in which other Jewish women in antiquity were silenced, censored and edited out.

Queen of Swords and Silence

Author: Carrow Brown

Publisher: The Otherworlds Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 453

View: 604

A banished Valkyrie stripped of her place among the gods, Mythics vanishing left and right along with ancient relics, A sword thirsty for blood and drenched in madness, and now the roof has a leak—where’s the vodka? A literal man eater, Ghost was born . . . damaged. Where do you go when your own creator discards you? The world is bleak, but Ghost couldn’t care less about others woes. She has her own to contend with. A castaway, stripped of her valkyrie title, and enslaved for centuries due to her deformity...how’s that for a sob story? Her love life and bank account are equally empty, her best friend is a bloodthirsty sword, and the roof has a leak . . . but Ghost’s duties ensure very few days are dull. Doing her master’s bidding has some benefits: global travel, meeting interesting people, stealing their priceless artifacts, and doing a little murder if needed. She could be tasked to oversee treasure or execute a magi who foolishly stepped out of line. But the shadows in Ghost’s world are shifting. When Mythics disappear under strange circumstances, Ghost finds herself in a lethal game of supernatural politics. The Gods seek ancient relics that could prove the ticket to Ghost’s acceptance, but how far will she go to take her place within the pantheon? The stakes are high when one mistake could open a hole into Chaos . . .

At the Queen's Summons

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 195

Feisty orphan Pippa de Lacey lives by wit and skill as a London street performer. But when her sharp tongue gets her into serious trouble, she throws herself upon the mercy of Irish chieftain Aidan O'Donoghue. Pippa provides a welcome diversion for Aidan as he awaits an audience with the queen, who holds his people's fate in her hands. Amused at first, he becomes obsessed with the audacious waif who claims his patronage. Rash and impetuous, their unlikely alliance reverberates with desire and the tantalizing promise of a life each has always wanted—but never dreamed of attaining.

Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism

Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 619

View: 554

In Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism, Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts assemble an international team of scholars whose work has focused on reconstructing the social matrix for earliest Christianity through reference to Hellenistic Judaism and its literary forms.

Knowledge, Language and Silence

Selected Papers

Author: Anna Brożek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

View: 724

Izydora Dąmbska (1904-1982) was a Polish philosopher; a student of Kazimierz Twardowski, and his last assistant. The present volume includes twenty eight translations of her representative papers.

The Queen's Alpha Box Set Books #1-3

Author: W.J. May

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 550

USA Today Bestselling Author, W.J. May brings her international bestselling series together in a box set limited edition collection! The Queen's Alpha brings you deeper into the world of shifters, fae, and magic. The Queen's Alpha Box Set Books #1-3 ETERNAL - Book 1 She will fight for what is hers. When the king is murdered, Katerina, his only daughter, must flee for her life. She finds herself on a strange and dangerous path. Alone for the first time, she's forced to rely upon her wits and the kindness of strangers, while protecting her royal secret at the same time. Because she alone knows the truth. It was her brother who killed the king. And he's coming for her next. Alone and struggling, she finds herself an instant target until a mysterious protector comes to her aid. Together, and with a collection of the most unlikely friends, the group must navigate through an enchanted world just as fantastical as it can be deadly. But time is not on their side. With her brother's assassins closing in at every turn, Katerina must unlock a secret that's hidden deep inside her. The only thing strong enough to keep the darkness at bay. Can she find the answers she needs? Will she ever take her rightful place on the throne? Only one thing is certain: she's running out of time. Be careful who you trust. Even the devil was once an angel. EVERLASTING - Book 2 I will fight for those I love. When the crown prince puts a bounty on her head, Katerina and the gang find themselves facing trouble at every turn. It's a race to get the safe house in time, but will they pull together to work as a team, or will their differences pull them apart? Strengths and weaknesses are put to the test, as Katerina is plunged headfirst into a magical world she never knew existed. Fiction becomes reality, as the characters from her childhood fairytales come to life, bringing with them secrets she could never have imagined. Her bloodline gives her the right to call herself their queen, but is the division between the royal family and the magical kingdom too great? How can she mend the damage of the past? More importantly…can she be the one to unite her people? UNCEASING - Book 3 She will fight for what is hers. When their sanctuary suddenly becomes a prison, Katerina and the gang must work together to save not only themselves, but everyone else in the remote, alpine retreat. Secrets are revealed and new identities are discovered as the princess delves into her past, uncovering things she never thought possible. Awakening a hidden power buried within. The stakes have never been so high, and everyone's a target. Can the princess unlock the ancient magic in time? Can they find a way off the mountain before disaster strikes? Most importantly, in a world where everyone's out to get them… …Who can they trust? Queen's Alpha Series: Eternal Everlasting Unceasing Evermore Forever Boundless Prophecy Protected Foretelling Revelation Betrayal Resolved The Omega Queen Series: Discipline Bravery Courage Conquer Strength Validation Approval Blessing Balance Grievance Enchanted Gratified

The Other Side of Silence

A Memoir of Exile, Iran, and the Global Women's Movement

Author: Mahnaz Afkhami

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

View: 966

When Mahnaz Afkhami picked up the phone in a New York hotel room early one morning in November 1978, she learned she could never go home again: she had been declared an apostate and enemy of the Iranian Revolution and was now on its death list. Afkhami, Iran's first minister for women's affairs, began to rebuild her life in the United States, becoming an architect of the women's movement in the Global South. Along the way, she encountered familial, cultural, political, and organizational hurdles that threatened to derail her quest to empower women and change the very structure of human relations. A skilled storyteller who has spent her life in two worlds, Mahnaz Afkhami shares her unexpected and meteoric rise from unassuming English professor to a champion of women's rights in Iran; the clash between Western feminists and those from the Global South; and the challenges of international women's rights work during the so-called war on terror. Her journey through exile shows what it takes to launch and sustain a worldwide grassroots movement: funding, an ever-expanding network, conferences, education, and decades of hard work requiring individuals and organizations to persevere despite ongoing wars, humanitarian disasters, and climate change. Told with humor, honesty, and compassion, Afkhami's remarkable story illuminates the possibility of bringing opportunity and choice to women across the world.

Queen of the Quantum Realm

Book 1 of the Nanosia Series

Author: Rhonda Denise Johnson

Publisher: Rhonda Denise Johnson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 693

Jawan hadn’t been allowed to see his parents in eight years after the powerful Earth mage apprenticed him, and now he never will. They’d been struck down by the deadly purple plague that ravages Hadley Town. When his master’s magic fails to find a clue to this mystery ailment, Jawan embarks on his own search, and finds himself trapped in a world one billionth his normal size.