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Demonizing the Queen of Sheba

Boundaries of Gender and Culture in Postbiblical Judaism and Medieval Islam

Demonizing the Queen of Sheba( )
Author: Lassner, Jacob
Series title:Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism Ser.
ISBN:978-0-226-46915-7
Publication Date:Dec 1993
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $37.00
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Over the centuries, Jewish and Muslim writers transformed the biblical Queen of Sheba from a clever, politically astute sovereign to a demonic force threatening the boundaries of gender. In this book, Jacob Lassner shows how successive retellings of the biblical story reveal anxieties about gender and illuminate the processes of cultural transmission. The Bible presents the Queen of Sheba's encounter with King Solomon as a diplomatic mission: the queen comes "to test...
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