Katharine Doob Sakenfeld

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is the W. A. Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her research focuses on narratives of pre-monarchic Israel and feminist biblical hermeneutics. Her publications include commentaries on the books of Numbers and Ruth.

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Daughters of Zelophehad: Bible

The story of the five daughters of Zelophehad provides legitimation of a limited right of Israelite women to inherit land. The story celebrates women’s boldness and at the same time offers comfort for men who have the misfortune (from the Bible’s androcentric point of view) to have no sons.

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