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What's The Matter With Eve? The Woman And Her Sentence In Ancient Judaism

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This chapter explores some of the contours of ancient Jewish traditions based on Genesis 3:16 and the divine sentence on the woman in Eden. The obscurity of some of the terminology used in that verse gave rise to a range of interpretations of the verse’s meaning—a range that enabled the ancient reader to adapt that meaning to broader theological convictions and, presumably, to the reader’s social context. It examines the verse in the Hebrew text and the Versions, and then canvasses the tradition as it appears in subsequent Old Testament and Second-Temple Jewish texts. It concludes with some tentative suggestions about the shape of the tradition surrounding the figure of Eve based on this particular text. The chapter provides an interpretative context for the writings of Paul and other early Jewish and Christian authors.

Keywords: Christian authors; divine sentence; Eve; Genesis; Hebrew text; Judaism; Old Testament; Paul; Second-Temple Jewish texts; woman



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