NELC Alum, Prof. Jacqueline Vayntrub, on Gender and Philology in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel

Congratulations to Jacqueline Vayntrub (PhD NELC, 2015), now Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale Divinity School, for her special co-edited issue on Philology and Gender in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 8 (2019), issue 4, just out!

The study of gender in antiquity, through the language of its textual products, is not a marginal concern of specialized hermeneutics lying outside the scope of rigorous philology. The very pedagogical tools through which philology is perpetuated—grammars, lexica, wordbooks, commentaries—are determined through particular lenses, dictated by frameworks natural to those who brought them into being and oblivious to other, marginalized perspectives. This collection of essays seeks to widen the philological lens in one particular marginalized area, but also seeks to encourage others to reform philological practices and frameworks from within as well.

Philology and Gender, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel vol. 8 (2019), issue 4
Edited by Jacqueline Vayntrub, Laura Quick, and Ingrid E. Lilly

1 “Gender and Philology’s Uncommon Sense”
by Jacqueline Vayntrub, Laura Quick, and Ingrid E. Lilly

2 “Mind the Gap: An Introduction to Biblical Philology, Gender, and the Two Mothers”
by Esther Brownsmith

3 “A (W)ḥol(e)(y) Breach: Philology, Gender, and Meaning”
by Shawna Dolansky

4 “The Priestly Language of Gender”
by Sarah Shectman

5 “The Fertility of Bones: Towards a Corporeal Philology of Reproduction”
by Ingrid E. Lilly

6 “My Lord the Queen: Gender Discord in Comparative Perspective”
by Laura Quick