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Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets

Rhiannon Graybill


Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets offers an innovative approach to gender and embodiment in the Hebrew Bible. The book argues that prophecy destabilizes the category of masculinity and alters the ways in which the Hebrew prophets overwhelmingly men experience their bodies. Furthermore the body of the prophet becomes a queer body. The book explores prophetic masculinity through critical readings of a number of prophetic bodies including Isaiah Moses Hosea Jeremiah and Ezekiel. In addition to close readings of the biblical texts this account engages with modern intertexts drawn from ph ... More

Keywords: queer, masculinity, prophecy, gender, Bible, body

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190227364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhiannon Graybill, author
Assistant Professor of Religion, Rhodes College