Eve - Eve: a victim In this fascinating and important study...

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Eve: a victim In this fascinating and important study of Reading the women of the Bible, Tikva Frymer-Kensky—biblical scholar, assyriologist, feminist —takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life. She examines the stories of great women in the bible such as Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel and others who are young and old, married and single, named and anonymous. She considers them individually and collectively, and she uncovers four patterns that emerge from within their lives: woman as victor, as victim, as bride/wife, and as voice of God. The story of Eve in the book of Genesis best fits, in my opinion, into a role of the “woman” as a victim. One can see the victimization of the woman beginning from her creation, to her temptation by the serpent, and finally the banishment and curse of both her and the man. In the second account of the creation of man, God formed Adam and Eve at two different times. Man was formed from the dust of the earth and was given dominion and authority over everything that God had created. But when God saw the loneliness of man God created the woman. "Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good that the man should
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be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.'"(Gen 2:18) Even upon creation, the woman was a subordinate of man; she was formed
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2009 for the course ARTL 100G taught by Professor Demers during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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