Video: Marion Ann Taylor discusses the Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters

Why a Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters?

Describe the approach of the handbook

Collaborating on the handbook

The handbook as a textbook and resource tool

Women Biblical Interpreters Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

About the Book:

Contributions by over 125 top scholars introduce foremothers of the faith who address issues of interpretation that continue to be relevant to faith communities today, such as women’s roles in the church and synagogue and the idea of religious feminism. Women’s interpretations also raise awareness about differences in the ways women and men may read the Scriptures in light of differences in their life experiences. This text will prove useful to students, scholars, and pastors, who will be inspired, provoked, and challenged by the women introduced in the handbook.

“This handbook is a gold mine, a must for all who care about women and religion or the history of the reception of the biblical texts. Page after page, article after article I found myself riveted by what I was learning.” –Dale C. Allison Jr.

“This deeply researched and beautifully organized volume fills a huge gap, one which most biblical scholars and church historians never noticed was there. It yields insight into how richly and variously the Bible functioned in diverse communities from late antiquity to modern times as reflected in the lives and writings of remarkable women. The history of biblical interpretation will never look the same again.”-Ellen F. Davis

For more information about the Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters, click here.


  1. James St James says:

    This looks awesome. I was half worried this was going to be a joke: as if the book was 1 page that said “too soon? We’ve only let this issue go unaddressed for thousands of years.”

  2. A Hugill says:

    This research is very interesting. Christ himself being male, the female interpretation of the word of God is bound to be different from the male interpretation.

    2 Corinthians 6:17-18
    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord.


  1. […] Baker Academic has published a number of video interviews with Dr. Taylor, where she explains the purpose and methodology behind the book. I’ve posted the videos here, but you can also check them out over at Baker’s site. […]