Rabbinic and Mishnaic Period: Gender Studies Bibliography
Victor H. Matthews (VictorMatthews@missouristate.edu)
Last updated: 3-13-08
Altman, R. and J. Treat. Introductory Readings for the Study of Judaism in the Greco-Roman Period.
Archer, L. Her Price is Beyond Rubies: The Jewish Woman in Graeco-Roman
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Bar-Ilan, M. Some Jewish Women in Antiquity. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.
“Women in Rabbinic Judaism: Focal Points and Turning Points,” In Judaism from
_____, "The Separation of Women in Rabbinic Judaism," in Y. Y. Haddad
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Bauckham, R.J., "Early Jewish Visions of Hell," JTS 41 (1990), 355-385.
Baumgarten, J.M., "Purification After Childbirth and the Sacred Garden in
4Q265 and Jubilees," in G.J. Brook, ed.
Beek, Martinus A., "Rahab in the light of Jewish exegesis (Josh 2:1-24;
6:17,22-23,25)," in Von Kanaan bis Kerala,
Belkin, S., "Levirate and Agnate Marriage in Rabbinic Cognate Literature," JQR 60 (1969-70), 275-329.
Biale, R. Women and Jewish Law: An Exploration of Women's Issues in
Halakhic Sources. New York:
Bloch, A.A., "The Cedar and the Palm Tree: A Paired Male/Female Symbol
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Boyarin, D., "Torah Study and the Making of Jewish Gender," FCRB (1997), 515-547.
_____. Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
Bronner, L.L., "Esther Revisited: An Aggadic Approach," FCEJS (1995), 176-197.
_____. From Eve to Esther: Rabbinic Reconstructions of Biblical Women. Louisville: W/JK, 1994.
_____, "Valorized or Vilified? The Women of Judges in Midrashic
Sources," in Feminist Companion to Judges,
_____, "A Thematic Approach to Ruth in Rabbinic Literature," in Feminist Companion to Ruth, 1993b:146-169.
Brooten, B.J. Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue: Inscriptional
Evidence and Background Issues.
_____, "Inscriptional Evidence for Women as Leaders in the Ancient
Synagogues," SBL Seminar Papers 20
Broshi, M., "Agriculture and Economy in Roman Palestine: Seven Notes on
the Babatha Archive," IEJ 42 (1992),
_____, "Legal Document from Babatha's Archives." In Highlights
of Archaeology: the Israel Museum Jerusalem.
Brown, C.A. No Longer Be Silent: First Century Jewish Portraits of Biblical Women. Louisville: W/JK, 1992.
Cohen, G., "The Song of Songs and the Jewish Religious Mentality,"
in Studies in the Variety of Rabbinic Cultures
Cohen, S.J.D., "Purity and Piety: The Separation of Menstruants from the
Sancta," Daughters of the King. Philadelphia:
Davidson, L. and S. Tenenbaum, eds. Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies. New Haven: Yale, 1994.
Elder, L.B., "The Woman Question and Female Ascetics Among Essenes," BA 57/4 (1994), 220-234.
Epstein, L. The Jewish Marriage Contract: A Study in the Status of the
Woman in Jewish Law. New York:
Falk, Z., "Mutual Obligation in the Ketubah," JJS 7 (1957), 215-17.
Flesher, P. Oxen,Women, or Citizens? Slaves in the System of the
Mishnah. Brown Judaic Studies
_____, "Are Women Property in the System of the Mishnah?" in J. Neusner, et
al, eds. From Ancient Israel to
Fonrobert, C.E. Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions
of Biblical Gender. Stanford, CA:
Fraade, S. From Tradition to Commentary: Torah and its Interpretation in
the Midrash Sifre to Deuteronomy.
Frankel, E. The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.
Geller, M.J., "New Sources for the Origins of the Rabbinic Ketubah," HUCA 49 (1978), 227-45.
Goldfeld, A., "Women as Sources of Torah in the Rabbinic Tradition," Judaism 24 (1975), 245-56.
Grossman, J. and R. Haut, eds. Daughters of the King: Women and the
Synagogue: a Survey of History,
Haas, P.J., ed. Recovering the Role of Women: Power and Authority in
Rabbinic Jewish Society. Atlanta:
Hanson, Ann Ellis, “The Widow
Babatha and the Poor Orphan Boy,” In Law in the Documents
of the Judaean Desert.
Hauptman, J. Rereading the Rabbis: a Woman's Voice. Westview, 1998.
_____, "Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture," FCRB (1997), 472-486.
_____, "Feminist Perspectives on Rabbinic Texts," in L. Davidman
and S. Tenenbaum, eds. Feminist Perspectives
Hayes, C.E.,, "Intermarriage and Impurity in Ancient Jewish Sources," HTR 92/1 (1999), 3-36.
_____, "The Midrashic Career of Confession of Judah (Genesis
xxxviii 26), Part II: The Rabbinic
Ilan, T. Integrating Women into Second Temple History. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002.
_____, "The Attraction of Aristocratic Women to Pharisaism during the Second Temple Period," HTR 88 (1995a), 1-33.
_____. Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine: An Inquiry into Image and Status. Tubingen: Mohr, 1995b.
_____, "Premarital Cohabitation in Ancient Judea: the Evidence of the
Babatha Archive and the Mishnah (Ketubbot
Korte, A.-M., "Reclaiming Ritual: A Gendered Approach to (Im)purity," in M.
Poorthuis and J. Schwartz, eds. Purity and
Kraemer, R.S. When Aseneth Met Joseph: a Late Antique Tale of the
Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife,
_____, "Jewish Mothers and Daughters in the Greco-Roman World," in
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_____. Her Share of the Blessings: Women's Religions Among Pagans, Jews,
and Christians in the Greco-Roman
Labovitz, G., "Arguing for Women in Talmud," Shofar 14 (1995), 72-79.
Lachs, S.T., "Sexual Imagery in Three Rabbinic Passages," JSJ 23 (1992), 244-48.
_____, "The Pandora-Eve Motif in Rabbinic Literature," HTR 67 (1974), 341-45.
Lesses, Rebecca, “‛He shall
not look at a woman’: Gender in the Hekhalot Literature,” In Mapping Gender
Levine, L., ed. The Galilee in Late Antiquity. New York: Jewish Theological Society, 1992.
_____. The Rabbinic Class of Late Antiquity. New York: Jewish Theological Society, 1989.
Lewis, N., "The Babatha Archive: A Response," IEJ 44/3-4 (1994), 243-46.
Loewe, R. The Position of Women in Judaism. London: SPCK, 1966.
Martin, D.B., "Slavery and the Ancient Jewish Family," in The Jewish Family in Antiquity (1994), 113-29.
Neusner, J. A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women. Leiden: Brill, 1980a.
_____, "Women in the System of Mishnah," ConJ 33 (1980b), 3-13.
_____, "From Scripture to Mishnah: the Origins of Mishnah's Division of Women," JJS 30 (1979a), 138-53.
_____. The Tosefta: The Order of Women. KTAV, 1979b.
_____, "From scripture to Mishnah; the origins of Tractate Niddah," Journal of Jewish Studies 29 (1978), 135-148.
Peskowitz, M., "Rabbis, Feminists and Patriarchy's Ordinariness," FCRB (1997a), 487-514.
_____. Spinning Fantasies: Rabbis, Gender, and History. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1997b.
_____, "Engendering Jewish Religious History," Shofar 14.1 (1995), 8-34.
_____, "Family/ies in Antiquity: Evidence from Tannaitic Literature and
Roman Galilean Architecture," in The Jewish
Plaskow, J., "Anti-Judaism in Feminist Christian Interpretation,"
in E. Schussler Fiorenza, ed. Searching the Scriptures,
_____, "Feminist Anti-Judaism and the Christian God," Journal of Feminist Studies 7.2 (1991), 99-109.
_____, "Blaming Jews ... for the Birth of Patriarchy," Lilith 7 (1980), 11-13.
Safrai, Z., "Dukhan, aron, and teva: How was the Ancient
Synagogue Furnished?," in R. Hachlili, ed. Ancient
Satlow, M., "Reconsidering the Rabbinic ketubah Payment," in The Jewish Family in Antiquity (1994), 133-51.
Schearing, L.S., "Double Time ... Double Trouble? Gender, Sin, and Leviticus
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Schiffman, L., "Laws Pertaining to Women in the Temple Scroll," in
D. Dimant and U. Rappaport, eds. The Dead Sea
Schuller, E., "Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls," in Methods of
Investigation of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Khirbet
Shimoff, S.R., "David and Bathsheba: The Political Functioning of Rabbinic Aggada," JSJ 24 (1993), 246-56.
Sigal, P., "Elements of Male Chauvinism in Classical Halakhah," Judaism 24 (1976), 226-44.
Smelik, K., "The Witch of Endor: 1 Samuel 28 in Rabbinic and Christian
Exegesis till 800 A.D.," Vigiliae Christianae 33
Steinmetz, D., "A portrait of Miriam in rabbinic midrash," Prooftexts 8 (1988), 35-65.
Strickert, Frederick M., “The
First Woman to be Portrayed on a Jewish coin: Julia Sebaste,” Journal for the
Study of Judaism
Swidler, L. Women in Judaism: The Status of Women in Formative Judaism. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976.
Valler, S., "Who is eset hayil in Rabbinic Literature?," FCWL, 1995:85-97.
VanderKam, J.C., "The Granddaughters and Grandsons of Noah," RevQ 16 (1994), 457-61.
Wegner, J.R. Chattel or Person? The Status of Women in the Mishnah. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.
_____, "The Image of Woman in Philo," SBL Seminar Papers (1982), 551-63.
Werman, C., "Jubilees 30: Building a Paradigm for the Ban on Intermarriage," HTR 90 (1997), 1-22.
Woolf, J.R., "Medieval Models of Purity and Sanctity: Ashkenazic Women in the
Synagogue," in M. Poorthuis
Yadin, Y., J.C. Greenfield, and A. Yardeni, "Babatha's Ketubba," IEJ 44 (1994), 75-101.
Yanow, D., "Sarah's Silence: A Newly Discovered Commentary on Genesis 22
by Rashi's Sister," Jud 43 (1994),
Yarbrough, O.L., "Parents and Children in the Jewish Family of
Antiquity," in The Jewish Family in Antiquity (1994),