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Traditions of Eve in Antiquity: The Greek <i>Life of Adam and Eve</i>

Vita Daphna Arbel

in Forming Femininity in Antiquity

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199837779
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932351 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837779.003.0001
Traditions of Eve in Antiquity: The Greek Life of Adam and Eve

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The introduction provides background on the GLAE’s relations to Genesis 24, and on its text-forms, editions, translations, provenance, and scholarship, including previous scholarly treatments of Eve. It presents the importance, popularity, and influence of the GLAE in antiquity and beyond, as a means of placing the discussion in the book within a broader context of value and influence. The introduction further discusses methodological perspectives employed in the book, including those developed in literary studies, cultural-historical studies, social sciences, and gender/feminist studies and the value of such methodologies for this investigation. Finally, it provides a brief outline of as a whole, including the content of each chapter, the book’s conclusions, and the implications that can be drawn from the overall discussion.

Keywords: greek life of adam and eve; primary adam and eve books; methodologies; literary studies; cultural-historical studies; social sciences; gender/feminist studies

Chapter.  5073 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Christianity

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