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Stealing Lot’s wife and daughters from the Bible: a response to Rozmarin’s "Staying Alive"

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Issue number4
Volume17
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)254-261
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This article is a response to Rozmarin’s re-reading of the biblical story of Lot’s wife in her article “Staying Alive” (this issue). I begin by filling out the intellectual background to and rationale for Rozmarin’s project, which is to re-interpret this story as offering an alternative to the Western cultural law of matricide. I consider some further alternative meanings contained in the figures of Lot’s wife and daughters inspired by but not wholly in agreement with Rozmarin. I conclude by returning to broader questions about the feminist project of stealing female figures from texts of the patriarchal tradition.

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