On this page you will find general resources in biblical studies, feminist studies, and feminist biblical studies; you will also find tools to help you complete your assignments for this class.



On-line Bibles

Revised Standard Version (search or browse)

King James Version (search or browse)

Bible Gateway (look up passages or words in dozens of languages and version)

Hebrew Bible (in Hebrew; Explorer users will have to download bitmap)

Greek Old Testament (Septugaint) (browse by chapter or verse)

Greek New Testament (browse by chapter, verse; move cursor over words to see definitions)

The Brick Testament ("The world's largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible"--in LEGOs)


General Bible Resources (online)

On-line Texts Related to Biblical Study (University of Pennsylvania)

Biblical Studies section of the Virtual Religion Index (Rutgers University)

Virtual World Project (Creighton University; 3-D tours of ancient sites, very cool)

Biblical Archaeology Society (some on-line versions of current articles from Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review, and Archaeology Odyssey)

Biblical Resources Search v 2.0 (University of Birmingham)

Bible Odyssey (Literary and historical guides sponsored by the Society of Biblical Literature)


Hebrew Bible Resources (online)

Hebrew Scriptures section of the Virtual Religion Index (Rutgers University)

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Wesley Center)


New Testament Resources (online)

Christian Scriptures section of the Virtual Religion Index (Rutgers University)

New Testament Gateway (Duke University)

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (PBS)




Voice of the Shuttle: Gender & Sexuality Studies

Gender & Women's Studies Databases at the Claremont Libraries
Feminism & Women's Studies (eServer)

Intercolleciate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement at the Claremont Colleges

Scripps College Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Basic reference works in feminist theory (from Professor Joe Parker's website)

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (available as an e-book through Claremont Libraries)




"And Adam Knew Eve": A Dictionary of Sex in the Bible

Feminism and Religion (bibliography)

Bibliography of women and religion

Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (back issues available through JSTOR, linked below)



Claremont Libraries Databases:

Gender and Women's Studies Databases

Religion Databases, especially: ATLA database (Religious Studies serials)

General databases of use:

JSTOR (archives of journal articles in many disciplines)

Lexis-Nexis (archives of newspapers, magazines, and legal materials)

Academic Search Premier (more scholarly articles and essays)

Web of Science (a citation index)



Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Adam & Eve

Sarah & Hagar

Sodom & Gomorrah (and Lot's Daughters)

Rebecca's Deception

Jacob's wives

Rape of Dinah

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Judah and Tamar

The midwives of the Hebrews (Exodus 1)

Miriam's rebellion

Rahab the harlot

Samson & Delilah

David & Bathsheba

David & Jonathan

Jezebel (Queen of Israel)

Ezekiel 16 (Israel as punished harlot)

Job's wife



Sophia/Wisdom and HB/OT Goddess Traditions


New Testament

Virgin Birth (Matthew and/or Luke)

Woman with Flow of Blood

Mary Magdalene

Mary & Martha

Veiling women prophets (1 Corinthians)

Paul's female coworkers (Romans 16)

Women in Revelation: Jezebel; Women Clothed in the Sun; Whore of Babylon



Katherine Clay Bassard, Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible (University of Georgia, 2010)

Alice Ogden Bellis, Harlots, Helpmeets, and Heroes: Women's Stories in the Hebrew Bible (Westminster/John Knox, 2007)

Athalya Brenner, I am...: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories (Fortress, 2004)
Bernadette Brooten, Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism (Chicago, 1998)

Kate Cooper, Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women (Atlantic Books, 2013)

Musa Dube, Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible (Chalice, 2000)

Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Jesus: Miriam's Child, Sophia's Prophet (Continuum, 1994)

Wilda Gafney, Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel (Fortress, 2008)

Jennifer Wright Knust, Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire (HarperOne, 2011)

Stephen Moore, God's Beauty Parlor and Other Queer Spaces in and around the Bible (Stanford, 2002)

Sandra Polaski, A Feminist Introduction to Paul (Chalice, 2005)

Erin Runions, The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty (Fordham, 2014)

Phyllis Trible, Texts of Terror: Literary Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives (Fortress, 1984)

Caroline Vander Stichele and Todd Penner, Her Master's Tools? Feminist and Postcolonial Engagements of Historical-Critical Discourse (SBL, 2005)

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