Modern Terms and their Ancient Non-Equivalents Patrilineality and Gender in the Historical Study of the Bible

Title:
Modern Terms and their Ancient Non-Equivalents Patrilineality and Gender in the Historical Study of the Bible
Authors:
Chapman, Cynthia
Abstract:
Modern gender-critical methodological frameworks that have emerged within Western academic discourses can open new windows into ancient texts and worldviews, allowing the researcher to recognize and begin to theorize gendered language and categories. At the same time, modern methodologies often introduce new categories of analysis and newly coined terminology that can be an imposition of Western values onto the ancient world of the Bible. This essay highlights the need for retaining indigenous terms and categories of analysis when studying gender in the ancient Near East. Any effort to translate an ancient gendered term into a modern language needs to recognize the web of modern associations and expectations that accompany the modern English term.
Citation:
Chapman, Cynthia R. 2016. "Modern Terms and their Ancient Non-Equivalents Patrilineality and Gender in the Historical Study of the Bible." Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 5(2): 78-93.
Publisher:
Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG
DATE ISSUED:
2016-06
Department:
Religion
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1628/219222716X14683342142226
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/620193

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dc.contributor.authorChapman, Cynthiaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-28T14:23:28Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-28T14:23:28Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.citationChapman, Cynthia R. 2016. "Modern Terms and their Ancient Non-Equivalents Patrilineality and Gender in the Historical Study of the Bible." Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 5(2): 78-93.en
dc.identifier.issn2192-2276-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/620193-
dc.description.abstractModern gender-critical methodological frameworks that have emerged within Western academic discourses can open new windows into ancient texts and worldviews, allowing the researcher to recognize and begin to theorize gendered language and categories. At the same time, modern methodologies often introduce new categories of analysis and newly coined terminology that can be an imposition of Western values onto the ancient world of the Bible. This essay highlights the need for retaining indigenous terms and categories of analysis when studying gender in the ancient Near East. Any effort to translate an ancient gendered term into a modern language needs to recognize the web of modern associations and expectations that accompany the modern English term.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherMohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KGen
dc.identifier.doi10.1628/219222716X14683342142226-
dc.subject.departmentReligionen_US
dc.titleModern Terms and their Ancient Non-Equivalents Patrilineality and Gender in the Historical Study of the Bibleen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHebrew Bible and Ancient Israelen
dc.identifier.volume5en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage78en_US
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