Women and the old testament/hebrew bible
4. Fear of Females?
Examine the prohibition: “You shall not let a female sorceress live” and suggest reasons why
only a female, rather than male, witch posed such a severe danger in Priestly law.
Lerner, G. The Creation of Patriarchy (New York: OUP, 1988).
Nihan, C. L. “1 Samuel 28 and the Condemnation of Necromancy in Persian Yehud,” in
Magic in the Biblical World: From the Rod of Aaron to the Ring of Solomon (ed. T. Klutz. London:
T&T Clark, 2003), 23-54.
Schmitt, R. “Theories Regarding Witchcraft Accusations and the Hebrew Bible,” in Social
Theory and the Study of Israelite Religion: Essays in Retrospect and Prospects (SBL Resources for
Biblical Study 71; ed. S. Olyan; Atlanta: SBL, 2012), 181–94.
Stratton, K. B. Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World (New York:
Columbia University Press, 2007).
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