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Motives for Murder in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Cultural Performances of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter offers analyses of representations of Jael and Sisera in several works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with examination of earlier allusions to the Jael ... More


From Allegory to Morality: Jael and Sisera Go Public

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter begins with discussion of allegorical interpretations of Jael and Sisera in the context of the medieval church. There Jael functions as a type of Mary, with her tent peg prefiguring the ... More


Problem Solving in Ancient Retellings of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter explores three ancient retellings of the Jael and Sisera tradition: The book of Judith, and the tradition as it appears in Josephus’s Antiquities of the Jews and the anonymous Liber ... More


Painting Jael and Sisera in the Renaissance

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter examines Renaissance paintings of Jael and Sisera. It takes a different approach to “reading” art in relation to the Bible, arguing that most artists did not likely offer their own close ... More


Ancient Stories of Jael and Sisera: The Biblical Versions

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter critically examines the two versions of the Jael and Sisera tradition found in Judges 4 and 5. It argues that the poetic account and the prose account offer two different accounts of the ... More


Old Tales in New Forms: Reflections on a Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter highlights the main trajectories of the book by tracing the movement of Jael and Sisera from ancient Israel to contemporary queer theory. It also explores the use relationship of story to ... More


Jael Rides the Second Wave of Feminism

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter offers detailed analyses of three second wave feminist novels: Johanna Russ’s The Female Man, Aritha van Herk’s The Tent Peg, and Sara Maitland’s Daughter of Jerusalem. All three ... More


Introduction: A Cultural History of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter introduces the subject of the book, the story of Jael and Sisera from the biblical book of Judges (4–5). It takes up questions and critiques directed at the biblical reception history ... More


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