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Guest lecturer discusses poverty, women in Biblical history

October 5, 2010

Dr. Gale Yee

A leading Biblical scholar who writes about women, poverty and the destitute classes of the Bible will give a guest lecture titled “Marginalization, Women, and the Bible” today at 4:30 p.m. in Wallace All Faiths Chapel.

Gale A. Yee, Ph.D., is the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, and author of “Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible;” “Jewish Feasts and the Gospel of John; Composition and Tradition in the Book of Hosea: A Redaction Critical Investigation” and “Judges and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies.”

Dr. Yee brings a timely point of view to ancient topics, says Julye Bidmead, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College, who arranged Dr. Yee’s visit.

“She’s working on this new book which deals with marginalized people and poverty. It connects with both the Biblical times and people in poverty-stricken countries today. So it’s kind of a cross of the ancient world and today’s society,” Bidmead says.

For more information, visit the department’s website.

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