Tikva Frymer-Kensky (1943-2006) was a professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. She was the author of many works of biblical scholarship and spirituality. She was a foremost assyriologist, biblical scholar, and feminist.
Articles by Tikva Frymer-Kensky
Hagar and Ishmael
An example of ancient surrogate motherhood and the biblical destiny of the child.
Who Was Yael?
When national battles intrude into her domestic space, this woman becomes one of the few female prophets.
New Ceremonies: Being Pregnant
In a world where pregnancy is a choice, we should ritually acknowledge those who undertake it.
Nature and Holiness in the Writings of Priests and Prophets
To the Israelite prophets, humans are central to the relationship of God and the created world...
The Genesis Creation Story: Permission to Despoil?
A Bible scholar takes issue with those who blame the Book of Genesis for Western culture's exploitative disregard for nature.