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Author Murphy, Kelly J., 1979- author

Title Rewriting masculinity : Gideon, men, and might / Kelly J. Murphy
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Contents Rewriting Gideon: Qumran, gender, and Josephus -- Mighty warriors?: men and masculinities -- Laying out the fleece: divine assurance across the ages -- Battlefields: becoming a man -- Fathers and sons: cutting Gideon down to size
Summary What does it mean to be a man? By interweaving redaction criticism, reception history, and masculinity studies, Rewriting Masculinity explores how the biblical character of Gideon went from being understood as a mighty warrior to a weakling, from a successful leader to a man who led Israel astray. Ultimately, Kelly J. Murphy shows that the story of Gideon the mighty warrior is, in many ways, the story of masculinity in miniature: an ever-changing, always-in-crisis, and constantly-transforming ideal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 18, 2019)
Subject Gideon (Biblical judge)
Gideon (Biblical judge)
Bible. Judges -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Judges.
Masculinity in the Bible
Masculinity in the Bible.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018031231
ISBN 0190619406 (electronic book)
0190619414 (electronic book)
0190900733 (electronic publication)
9780190619404 (electronic book)
9780190619411 (electronic book)
9780190900731 (electronic publication)