This selection of essays, the lawsuits of a global convention held at King's collage London in 2008, explores concerns within the building of gender that seem within the Hebrew Bible either with regards to priesthood itself and in literature with a priestly world-view (the P resource, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Ezekiel). issues coated contain girl spiritual functionaries and their absence from the Hebrew Bible, masculinity and femininity as noticeable throughout the lens of priestly purity laws, priestly genealogies as an expression of Jacques Derrida's 'archive fever', the definition of masculinity that's evidenced via monks' garments, and the marginalization of ladies in priestly ideologies of nationality and kinship. this can be the second one quantity within the sub-series King's university London reviews within the Bible and Gender. the 1st was once a query of intercourse: Gender and distinction within the Hebrew Bible and past (2007).

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