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Reimagining Hagar: Blackness and Bible

Nyasha Junior


This book offers a reception history of biblical Hagar. Despite the limited description of Hagar in biblical texts, she becomes an important figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. While many interpreters often treat biblical characters as White or as non-Black, this book investigates how, when, and why some interpreters choose to identify biblical Hagar as a Black woman. It centers on treatments of Hagar by African American biblical interpreters and focuses attention on how professional and non-professional interpreters identify and engage issues of difference, including gender, race, eth ... More

Keywords: biblical studies, Hagar, reception history, history of interpretation, African American biblical interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745327
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198745327.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nyasha Junior, author
Associate Professor in the Department of Religion, Temple University

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