In this week’s episode of And Also Some Women, hosts Junia Joplin and Anne Thériault discuss three women of the Bible who are notorious for their schemes, promiscuity and deception – and if they even earned these reputations in the first place. They are joined by guests Amy Kalmanofsky, Rivka Gheist and F. Scott Spencer.

Kalmanofsky is a professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Her new book, The Power of Equivocation, was released this year.

Gheist is a former dominatrix, writer and editor who focuses on Jewish life.

Spencer is a professor of religion at Wingate University in North Carolina and at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.


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Sources for this episode:

The meaning of Jezebel

Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible: The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms by Amy Kalmanofsky

Dancing Girls, Loose Ladies, and Women of the Cloth: The Women in Jesus’ Life by F. Scott Spencer


Full interviews for this episode:

Amy Kalmanofsky Interview – And Also Some Women

F. Scott Spencer Interview – And Also Some Women

Rivka Gheist Interview – And Also Some Women


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