Ashley L. Bacchi

Ashley L. Bacchi, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Jewish History and Ancient Mediterranean Religions at Starr King School for the Ministry. Her areas of specialization include interdisciplinary work in Second Temple Judaism and Classics with a particular focus on the pseudepigrapha, gender and sexuality discourse, ancient intertextuality, and political commentary. She is the author of Uncovering Jewish Creativity in Book III of the Sibylline Oracles: Gender, Intertextuality, & Politics.

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Second Temple Reception of Women in Tanakh

Second Temple discourse on women and gender is grounded in biblical interpretation and everyday life and, as such, has the potential to shed light on tumultuous debates about what different communities deemed problematic, acceptable, ideal, and anomalous with respect to a woman’s role in society. A selection of Second Temple texts envisioning Dinah, Miriam, and Sarah indicates these varied perspectives, as well as how these figures were used to promote the ideologies of the particular communities the texts represented.


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