This Summer at St. Lydia’s, we’re reading the stories of our ancestors found in the book of Genesis. These “family stories” tell use something about who we are and where we came from. If you’re interested in learning more about Genesis, the first five books of the bible (called the Pentateuch) or the Hebrew Bible in General, you might be interested in these books:
Women in the Hebrew Bible: a Reader, Alice Bach, editor
The Pentateuch: an Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible, Joseph Blekinsopp
An Introduction to the Old Testament: the Canon and Christian Imagination, Walter Brueggemann
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, John J. Collins.
Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives, Phyllis Trible and Letty M. Russell, editors
Sisters in the Wilderness: the Challenge of Womanist God-Talk, Delores Williams