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Linda Schearing

Linda Schearing is a professor at Gonzaga University, where she teaches Hebrew Scripture and women’s studies. She received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Scriptures from Emory University. She is the co-editor of Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender. Her academic interests include history of biblical interpretation and popular culture studies.

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Ahinoam: Bible

Ahinoam is a Hebrew Bible character appearing in the Book of Samuel as King David’s wife and mother of his eldest son, Amnom. Since Ahinoam’s name usually precedes the name of David’s other wife Abigail, it is suggested that the name order signifies Ahinoam’s elevated status as the mother of David’s firstborn son.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Linda Schearing." (Viewed on December 3, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/schearing-linda>.

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