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Title:
Listen to her voice : women of the Hebrew Bible
Author:
Raver, Miki.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
174 pages : color illustrations ; 23 X 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811818957
Format :
Book

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Central Library BS575 .R38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Eve, Sarah, Rachel, Delilah, Ruth-their names live on, but their ancient stories have long been obscured. In this sumptuously illustrated retelling of the lives of 18 women in the Hebrew Bible, we are reunited with Deborah, the warrior prophetess, Tamar, the sacred prostitute, Esther, the harem girl turned savior queen, and many other remarkable female figures. Author Miki Raver pairs each of these vibrant and daring tales with an eloquent meditation on their meaning for modern women. Beautiful reproductions of classic biblical art from such masters as Rubens, Blake, Brueghel, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Chagall illustrate these powerful women's dramatic stories. Including a foreword by Lynn Gottlieb, this rich marriage of art, literature, and spirituality offers substantive and entertaining reading, as well as a fresh entry into traditional faith. The perfect Chanukah or Bat Mitzvah present, Listen to Her Voice is a provocative book to treasure and share.


Author Notes

Miki Raver whose documentary work has aired on national PBS and network affiliates in Boston and New York. She has served as national membership coordinator for Hadassah, the largest women's volunteer organization in America. She lives in Oakland, California.


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