Some scholars have argued that the parables attributed to Jesus in the New Testament featuring women as characters have had a specifically radical and liberating quality for women within early Christianity. The present article challenges a similar appreciation of the texts by comparing them to rabbinic parables which use the same imagery and narrative techniques. This comparison demonstrates that parables as such cannot simply be used to reconstruct the sociohistorical position of women within either early Christianity or early Rabbinic Judaism.
|Translated title of the contribution||Only brides, slave women and widows?: The rol of women in early rabbinic and early christian parables|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
- Early Christianity
- Early rabbinic Judaism