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Hebrew Masculinities Anew

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The study of biblical masculinities is now a clearly recognizable discipline in critical biblical gender studies.

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The study of biblical masculinities is now a clearly recognizable discipline in critical biblical gender studies. This book, the third in a series of SPP volumes that include Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond (ed. Ovidiu Creangă, 2010) and Biblical Masculinities Foregrounded (ed. Ovidiu Creangă and Peter-Ben Smit, 2014), takes stock of recent methodological and thematic developments, while introducing fresh new questions, expanding traditional approaches, and adding new texts to the corpus of masculinities in the Hebrew Bible.

The volume’s introduction (Ovidiu Creangă) celebrates the rich palette of approaches and disciplinary intersections that now characterize the study of Hebrew Bible masculinities, while calling attention to understudied topics. The next thirteen chapters dig deep into the methodological building-blocks underpinning biblical masculinity (Stephen Wilson); the theoretically essential distinction between queer and non-queer masculinities (Gil Rosenberg); the often-neglected yet essential representation of God’s masculinity (David J.A. Clines); the competing masculinities of God, Pharaoh, and Moses in historical and lesbian perspective (Caralie Focht and Richard Purcell); Queen Jezebel’s performance of masculinity (Hilary Lipka); Priestly and Deuteronomic fantasies of male perfection (Sandra Jacobs); the problem-ridden masculinity of Moses (Amy Kalmanofsky); the rhetoric of ‘queen-making’ in the prophetic literature (Susan E. Haddox); Jonah’s homosocial masculinity (Rhiannon Graybill); the scribal masculinity of Daniel (Brian C. DiPalma); the ephemeral masculinity of mortal men (Milena Kirova); the masculine agencies in the Song of Songs (Martti Nissinen); and the intertwining of money and masculinity in the Book of Proverbs (Kelly Murphy). In the final chapter, Stuart Macwilliam reflects on methodological opportunities, thematic expansions, and a future direction for biblical masculinities.

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Table of Contents

Part I INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Ovidiu Creangă

Part II
ON METHODS AND APPROACHES

Biblical Masculinity Studies and Multiple Masculinities Theory: Past, Present, and Future
Stephen M. Wilson

Queer Masculinities in the Hebrew Bible
Gil Rosenberg

Part III GOD’S MASCULINITIES

The Most High Male: Divine Masculinity in the Bible
David J.A. Clines
Competing Masculinities: Yhwh versus Pharaoh in an Integrative Ideological Reading of Exodus 1–14
Richard Purcell and Caralie Elizabeth Focht

Part IV EMBODIMENTS OF MASCULINITY

The Unblemished Male? Castration and the Cut of Circumcision
Sandra Jacobs
Queen Jezebel’s Masculinity
Hilary Lipka
Old Age and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible
Milena Kirova

Part V PROPHETIC MASCULINITIES

Moses and his Problematic Masculinity
Amy Kalmanofsky
The Queenmakers: Transformational Rhetoric of Gender in the Prophets
Susan E. Haddox
Jonah ‘between Men’: The Prophet in Critical Homosocial Perspective
Rhiannon Graybill
Scribal Masculinity and the Court Tales or Daniel
Brian Charles DiPalma

Part VI POETIC AND SAPIENTIAL MASCULINITIES

Male Agencies in the Song of Songs
Martti Nissinen
Wisdom Is Better than Gold: Masculinity and Money in the Book or Proverbs
Kelly J. Murphy

Part VII EPILOGUE

Final Reflections on Hebrew Masculinities Anew
Stuart Macwilliam

Reviews

  1. Andrew Montanaro, Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

    Hebrew Masculinities Anew is a timely collection of essays and a constructive addition to the growing field of masculinity studies. Individually, the studies offer fresh insights into constructions of masculinity in a wide range of biblical texts. More broadly, the volume shines in furnishing the reader, explicitly and implicitly, with a thread of discussion concerning the methodological state of masculinity studies … Hopefully, these contributions will remind readers of the real-world impact that gender dynamics in the text and the ways in which scholars talk or fail to talk about them affect the well-being of individuals and communities in profound ways. William Briggs, Review of Biblical Literature.

    Overall, this volume provides a good balance between methodology and application. … [I]t exhibits an impressive assemblage of scholars who are experienced in the field and who have been instrumental in its inception, growth, and direction.

  2. Andrew Montanaro, Catholic Biblical Quarterly

    Hebrew Masculinities Anew is a timely collection of essays and a constructive addition to the growing field of masculinity studies. Individually, the studies offer fresh insights into constructions of masculinity in a wide range of biblical texts. More broadly, the volume shines in furnishing the reader, explicitly and implicitly, with a thread of discussion concerning the methodological state of masculinity studies … Hopefully, these contributions will remind readers of the real-world impact that gender dynamics in the text and the ways in which scholars talk or fail to talk about them affect the well-being of individuals and communities in profound ways. William Briggs, Review of Biblical Literature.

    Overall, this volume provides a good balance between methodology and application. … [I]t exhibits an impressive assemblage of scholars who are experienced in the field and who have been instrumental in its inception, growth, and direction.

  3. Albert McClure, Metropolitan State University of Denver, THE BIBLE & CRITICAL THEORY

    In sum, Masculinities Anew is an excellent sampling of standard and avant garde research on masculinities in the Hebrew Bible. In terms of this volume’s use of theory, the essays by Rosenberg, Focht, Lipka, Kirova, Haddox, and Graybill utilize newer approaches to masculinities, while the other essays tend to follow what Wilson and Macwilliam have described as the standard model. This model, in general, defines hegemonic masculinity (much in the same way Clines did in 1995), and then studies character(s)’s masculinities in order to determine their level of masculinity. Personally, I found DiPalma’s essay to be compelling given the recent interest in understanding scribal culture, especially because equating the masculinities presented in the text with that of the authors/editors seems foolhardy at this juncture in biblical studies. Further, the second-level analysis by Rosenberg about whether or not a character’s masculinity is resistant, supportive, and/or compliant with a story’s hegemonic masculinity, I hope, will become a model for later scholars. I hope that Wilson’s chapter, which should become a seminal essay in this field, is a catalyst for new directions in biblical masculinity studies. The essays by Wilson, Rosenberg, Focht, and Haddox can easily be used in any course on the Bible and Gender, while the whole volume would work well for a graduate course’s week long study of masculinity in Bible. For scholars interested in this field Masculinities Anew is a must read, and for the novice the methodologies and argumentation are approachable, yet challenging.

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Editor
Ovidiu Creangă
List Price
£65 / $95 / €75
Series
Hebrew Bible Monographs, 79
Scholars' Price
£32 / $47 / €37
ISBN 13 hardback
978-1-910928-54-7
Format
Hardback
Page Extent
xvi + 300
Publication Date
June 2019
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