Athalya Brenner

Athalya Brenner is professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a B.A. from the University of Haifa, an M.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, England, and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, Germany. She is the author of, among others,  I AM: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories (2004) and The Intercourse of Knowledge: Love and Desire in the Hebrew Bible (1997), and the editor of Series I and II of The Feminist Companion to the Bible (1993-2001). She lives in Haifa and in Amsterdam.

Articles by this author

Jezebel: Bible

Jezebel was the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Phoenician city-state of Tyre, and wife of Ahab, king of Israel (1 Kgs 16:31), in the mid-ninth century b.c.e. She was undoubtedly the chief wife of Ahab and co-ruler with him.

Athaliah: Bible

Queen Athaliah is the only woman in the Hebrew Bible reported as having reigned as a monarch within Israel/Judah.

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