The skillful and learned textual work presented in the session teaches a lesson that bears repeating: discerning all that the Mishnah and Bavli have to say about women and gender requires digging deep into manuscripts, and the careful wielding of the scalpels of source-, redaction-, and form-criticism. Not philological-historical method or critical theory, but philological-historical method plus critical theory.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud
ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: The Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud at SBL 2015 (Alyssa Gray).