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Author Lassner, Jacob.

Title Demonizing the Queen of Sheba : boundaries of gender and culture in postbiblical Judaism and medieval Islam / Jacob Lassner.

Publication Info. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  296.142 L384D    Check Shelf
Description xv, 281 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Chicago studies in the history of Judaism
Chicago studies in the history of Judaism.
Contents 1. Biblical and Postbiblical Accounts. A. The Biblical Account. B. The Midrash Mishle. C. The Midrash ha-Hefez. D. The Targum Sheni to the Book of Esther. E. The Stories of Ben Sira. F. The Origins of the Dangerous/Demonic Queen -- 2. The Quranic Story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. A. The Account of the Queen's Visit. B. Muslim Scripture and Jewish Sources. C. The Nature of the Quranic Version -- 3. Later Muslim Versions. A. Thalabi's Account. B. The Missing Hoopoe. C. Bilqis. D.A Noble Letter. E. The Mission to Solomon. F. The Queen's Visit. G. The Fate of Bilqis -- 4. A Reading of Thalabi's Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. A. Concern for an Orderly Universe. B. The Prophet's Mandate. C. The Danger of Crossing Gender Boundaries. D. The Queen's Challenge to Man and Divine Order. E. Submission to Male Authority. F. Postscript: Universal versus Particular -- 5. Islamizing Universal and Specifically Jewish Themes. A. The Significance of the Queen's Throne. B. Muslim Markings. C. Islamizing the Story of the Hoopoe. D. Jewish Themes and Settings. E. The One Who Had Knowledge of the Book. F. Asaph Son of Berechiah. G. The Mightiest Name of God. H. Traces of Jewish Themes. I. Muslim Uses of the Jewish Past -- 6. The Transfer and Absorption of Cultural Artifacts. A. Islamizing Jewish Memorabilia. B. The Queen's Visit: Some Methodological Considerations. C. Cases in Point. D. Islamized Artifacts Entering/Reentering Jewish Tradition. E. The Queen's Origins: A Late Yemenite Version. F. Solomon's Campaign against the Island King. G. Solomon and the Queen of Sheba According to Saadiah Ben Joseph. H. Recent Jewish Folklore -- Appendix: Texts in Translation. A. The Queen's Visit: 1 Kings 10: 1-13. B. The Queen of Sheba in the Midrash Mishle (Proverbs). C. Riddles of the Midrash ha-Hefez. D. The Targum Sheni to the Book of Esther. E. Pseudo Ben Sira on the Queen's Visit. F. The Yemenite Tale of Saadiah Ben Joseph. G. Recent Jewish Folklore and Folkloric Texts. H. Various Quranic Texts. I. Thalabi's Version of Sulayman and Bilqis, the Queen. J. Passages from al-Kisai -- Index of Biblical Verses.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Sheba, Queen of -- Legends.
Solomon, King of Israel -- Legends.
Thaʻlabī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1035. ʻArāʼis al-majālis fī qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼ.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Islamic literature, Arabic -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
Women in Judaism.
Women in Islam.
Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.
Islam -- Relations -- Judaism.
ISBN 0226469131
0226469158 paperback
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