Silencing the Queen
The Literary Histories of Shelamzion & Other Jewish Women
Texts & Studies in Ancient Judaism, No. 115

By Tal Ilan
August 2006
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161488792
315 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/8
$187.50 Hardcover

Taking the example of the Jewish queen Shelamzion Alexandra (76-67 BCE) for a starting point, Tal Ilan explores the way historical documents from antiquity are reworked and edited in a long process that ends in silencing the women originally mentioned in them.

Partial Contents:
1. "A King, not a Queen": The Principle of Dynastic.
2. The Whore of Nineveh: Queen Shelamzion in the Eyes of the Dead Sea Sect.
3. Women Pharisees.
4. Women's Rights: Tosefta vs. Mishnah.
5. "Daughter's of Israel, Weep for Rabbi Ishmael!": The School of Rabbi Aqiva vs. the School of Rabbi Ishmael.
6. "Stolen Water is Sweet": Yerushalmi vs. Bavli.
7. "You Shall not Suffer a Witch to Live": Witches in Ancient Jewish History.
8. In the Queen's Name.
Index of Sources.
Index of Authors.
Index of Names.
Index of Subjects.


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