Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Religious Texts: Biblical Texts:

Representations: Religious Texts:
BOOK OF GENESIS

General

[Info] Miller, James E. »Sexual offenses in "Genesis".« Journal for the study of the Old Testament No. 90 (2000): 41-53.


Genesis 2-3

[Info] Blyth, Caroline. »Lost in the "Post": Rape Culture and Postfeminism in Admen and EveThe Bible & Critical Theory 10 (2014).


Genesis 16

Cases: Biblical Victims: Hagar

[Info] Ademiluka, Solomon O. »Sexual exploitation or legitimate surrogacy.« Theologia Viatorum 43(1) (2019).


Genesis 19

[Info] Carden, Michael. »Compulsory heterosexuality in biblical narratives and their interpretations. Reading homophobia and rape in Sodom and Gibeah.« Australian religion studies review 12 (1999).

[Info] Carden, Michael. »Homophobia and rape in Sodom and Gibeah. A response to Ken Stone.« Journal for the study of the Old Testament No. 82 (1999): 83-96.

[Info] Downey, H.R. Removing Homosexuality from Sodom: Contextualizing Genesis 19 with Other Biblical Rape Narratives. Master Thesis, Wright State University, 2017.

[Info] Gaines, Jason M.H. »Consent, Rape, and Hierarchies of Power in the Hebrew Bible.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Boston 2017.

[Info] Gatti, Andrea A.M. »The Myth of Lot in Genesis 19 and its Implications in Sexual Education During the Middle Ages.« Mirabilia Journal 18 (2014): 160-177.

[Info] Greenough, Chris. The Bible and Sexual Violence Against Men. London 2020.

[Info] Huffmon, Herbert B. »Sexual Violence Against Men: Israel and Its Neighbors.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Philadelphia 2005.

[Info] Korpman, Matthew J. »Can anything good come from Sodom? A feminist and narrative critique of Lot’s daughters in Gen. 19.30-38.« Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43 (2019): 334-342.

[Info] Low, Katherine B. »The Sexual Abuse of Lot's Daughters: Reconceptualizing Kinship for the Sake of Our Daughters.« Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 26 (2010): 37-54.

[Info] Riley, Jonathon. »Deafening Silence: Sexual Violence in the Ammonihah Narrative When Read in Light of the Lot Narrative and the Levite’s Concubine Narrative.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Denver 2018.

[Info] Smith, Amanda. A Thing Not Done in Israel. M.A. Thesis, University of Georgia at Athens, 2006.

[Info] Waters, Sonia E. »Reading Sodom through Sexual Violence Against Women.« Interpretation 71 (2017): 274-283.


Genesis 34

Cases: Biblical Offenders: Shechem; Biblical Victims: Dinah

[Info] Amit, Yairah. »?????? ???? ????? ???? ????.« Proceedings of the World Congress of Jewish Studies. Division A. Edited by David Assaf. Jerusalem 1994: 1-8.

[Info] Amit, Yairah. »(Implicit Redaction and Latent Polemic in the Story of the Rape of Dinah).« Texts, Temples, and Traditions: A Tribute to Menahem Haran. Edited by Michael V. Fox et al. Winona Lake 1996: 11*-28*.

[Info] Auguste, Princess O. »Rape and Consent in Genesis 34 and RED TENT: Part One.« Pop Culture and Theology (June 19, 2020).

[Info] Auguste, Princess O. »Rape and Consent in Genesis 34 and RED TENT: Part Two.« Pop Culture and Theology (September 11, 2020).

[Info] Bader, Mary A. Sexual Violation in the Hebrew Bible: A Multi-Methodological Study of Genesis 34 and 2 Samuel 13. New York 2006.

[Info] Bechtel, Lyn M. »What If Dinah Is Not Raped? (Genesis 34).« Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 62 (1994): 19-36.

[Info] Blyth, Caroline. »Redeemed by His Love? The Characterization of Shechem in Genesis 34.« Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33 (2008): 3-18.

[Info] Blyth, Caroline. Terrible Silence, Eternal Silence: A Consideration of Dinah's Voicelessness in the Text and Interpretive Traditions of Genesis 34. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2008.

[Info] Blyth, Caroline. »`Listen to My Voice': Challenging Dinah's Silence in Genesis 34.« Expository Times 120 (2009): 385-387.

[Info] Blyth, Caroline. The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah’s Silence. Oxford 2010.

[Info] Bohmbach, Karla G. »A Problematic of Rape: Shechem and Amnon "Become Men".« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. San Francisco 2011.

[Info] Caspi, Mishael M. »"And his soul clave unto Dinah" (Gen. 34). The story of the rape of Dinah, the narrator and the reader.« Annual of the Japanese Biblical Institute 11 (1985): 16-53.

[Info] Caspi, Mishael M. »"And his soul clave unto Dinah" (Gen. 34). The story of the rape of Dinah, the narrator and the reader.« Hebrew studies 26 (1985): 25-45.

[Info] Chesler, Phyllis. »The rape of Dina. On the Torah portion of "Vayishlah".« Nashim No. 3 (2000): 232-248.

[Info] Clark, Ron. »The silence of Dinah’s cry. Narrative in Genesis in a context of sexual violence.« Journal of religion & abuse 2 (2001): 81-98.

[Info] Clark, Ron. »The silence of Dinah’s cry.« Lectio difficilior 1/2006.

[Info] Clark, Ronald R. »The Silence in Dinah’s Cry: Narrative in Genesis 34 in a Context of Sexual Violence.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Philadelphia 2005.

[Info] Collins-Elliott, Jennifer. »“Jesus is Jealous”: The Use of Dinah in the Instruction of Virgins in Early Christian Literature.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. San Francisco 2011.

[Info] Donaldson, Laura E. »Don Juan in Shechem. Rape, romance, and reading in Genesis 34.« Essays in literature 20 (1993): 16-22.

[Info] Downey, H.R. Removing Homosexuality from Sodom: Contextualizing Genesis 19 with Other Biblical Rape Narratives. Master Thesis, Wright State University, 2017.

[Info] Dube, Musa W. Dinah (Genesis 34) at the Contact Zone: “Shall Our Sister Become a Whore?”« Feminist Frameworks and the Bible: Power, Ambiguity, and Intersectionality. Edited by L. Juliana Claassens et al. London 2017: 39-57.

[Info] Feder, Stephanie. »Rwanda, Auschwitz, Shechem: Locations of Violence in Africa, Europe and in the Bible.« The Bible and Violence in Africa: Papers presented at the BiAS meeting 2014 in Windhoek (Namibia), with some additional contributions. Bamberg 2016: 133-145.

[Info] Feinstein, Eve L. »The Violation of Dinah: Narrative Composition and Conceptual Foundations.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Atlanta 2010.

[Info] Fewell, Danna N., et al. »Tipping the balance. Sternberg’s reader and the rape of Dinah.« Journal of biblical literature 110 (1991): 193-211.

[Info] Fewell, Danna N. »Viol, lecture et representation en Genèse 34.« Guide des nouvelles lectures de la Bible. Edited by André Lacocque. Paris 2005.

[Info] Fischer, Irmgard. »"Geh, und laß dich unterdrücken!" Repression gegen Frauen in biblischen Texten.« Concilium. Internationale Zeitschrift für Theologie 30 (1994): 155-160.

[Info] Fischer, Irmgard. »‘Ga heen, en laatje onderdrukken!’, sprak de godsbode tot Hagar. Repressie tegen vrouwen in bijbelse teksten.« Concilium. Internationaal tijdschrift voor theologie 30 (1994): 93-100.

[Info] Fischer, Irmgard. »‘Go and suffer oppression!’ said God’s messenger to Hagar.« Concilium. International journal for theology 30 (1994): 75-82.

[Info] Fleishman, Joseph. »[Socio-legal aspects of Genesis 34].« Shnaton 12 (2002): 141-155.

[Info] Fleishman, Joseph. »Shechem and Dinah. In the light of non-biblical and biblical sources.« Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 116 (2004): 12-32.

[Info] Geller, Stephen A. Sacred enigmas. Literary religion in the Hebrew Bible. London 1996.

[Info] Gruber, M.I. »[A re-examination of the charges against Shechem son of Hamor].« Beit mikra 44 (1998-99): 119-127.

[Info] Jacobs, Mignon R. »No Love Lost: Genesis 34 as the Basis of a Hermeneutical Reflection on Love and Violence.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. San Antonio 2004.

[Info] Joseph, Alison L. »“Is Dinah Raped?” Isn't the Right Question: Genesis 34 and Feminist Historiography.« Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 19 (2019): 27-37.

[Info] Keady, Jessica M. »Rape Culture Discourse and Female Impurity: Genesis 34 as a Case Study.« Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion: Biblical Perspectives. Edited by Caroline Blyth et al. Cham 2018: 67-82.

[Info] Keefe, Alice A. »Rapes of women, wars of men.« Semeia 61 (1993): 79-97.

[Info] Klopper, Frances. »Rape and the Case of Dinah: Ethical Responsibilities for Reading Genesis 34.« Old Testament Essays 23 (2010): 652-665.

[Info] Kugel, James L. The ladder of Jacob. Ancient interpretations of the biblical story of Jacob and his children. Princeton 2006.

[Info] Mechelke, J.D.R. »Providing a Disorienting Dilemma: Possibilities for Genesis 34 in Church Comprehensive Sexuality Education with Youth.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Denver 2018.

[Info] Merritt, Leland. »The Monsters Within: Rape and Revenge in Genesis 34.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. San Diego 2019.

[Info] Merritt, Leland. »The Monsters Within: Rape and Revenge in Genesis 34.« Of Gods and Monsters. San Marcos 2019.

[Info] Mihaila, Alexandru. »Raping the "Justice": Another Reading of Gen 34.« International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Amsterdam 2012.

[Info] Neufeld, Ernest. »The rape of Dinah.« Jewish Bible quarterly 25 (1997): 220-224.

[Info] Noble, Paul. »A "balanced" reading of the rape of Dinah. Some exegetical and methodological observations.« Biblical interpretation 4 (1996): 173-204.

[Info] Olojede, Funlola O. »Rape, Motherhood, and Cultural Violence: An African Reading of the Story of Dinah in Genesis 34.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. San Diego 2019.

[Info] Park, You-mee. »???, ??? ???? ??? ????? ??? ‘?? ???-??’? ??? ?? ??.« ???? 24 (2018): 125-155.

[Info] Parry, Robin. »Feminist hermeneutics and evangelical concerns. The rape of Dinah as a case study.« Tyndale bulletin 53 (2002): 1-28.

[Info] Parry, Robin. Old Testament story and christian ethics. The rape of Dinah as a case study. Bletchly 2004.

[Info] Pfau, Julie. Dinah is still silent. Trauma and the unrealized potential of midrash. Ann Arbor 2002.

[Info] Prinsloo, Gert. »Family and Lived Space: Power, Gender, Abuse and Retaliation in Genesis 34.« International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Tartu 2010.

[Info] Ramantswana, Hulisani. »Wathint’ umfazi, wathint’ imbokodo (You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock): Dinah and Tamar as Rape Protestors; The Unsung Heroines in the Rape Stories.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Denver 2018.

[Info] Rashkow, Ilona N. »The rape of Dinah. Crime and punishment?« Mid-Hudson language studies 12 (1989): 1-15.

[Info] Rashkow, Ilona N. Upon the dark places. Anti-semitism and sexism in English Renaissance biblical translation. Sheffield 1990.

[Info] Rashkow, Ilona N. »The rape(s) of Dinah (Genesis 34). False religion and excess in revenge.« The destructive power of religion. Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Vol. 3. Edited by J. Harold Ellens. Westport 2004: 53-80.

[Info] Rofé, Alexander. »Defilement of virgins in biblical law and the case of Dinah (Genesis 34).« Biblica 86 (2005): 369-375.

[Info] Ruit, Gavi S. »Rabbinic Commentaries on Genesis 34 and the Construction of Rape Myths.« Journal of Jewish Ethics 3 (2017): 247-266.

[Info] Sarna, Yehuda. »The co-divine reader. Religious responses to an open Bible.« Nahalah 2 (2000): 15-36.

[Info] Scholz, Susanne. »Through whose eyes? A ‘right’ reading of Genesis 34.« Genesis. A feminist companion to the Bible. Second series. Edited by Athalya Brenner. Sheffield 1998: 150-171.

[Info] Scholz, Susanne. »Was it really rape in Genesis 34? Biblical scholarship as a reflection of cultural assumptions.« Escaping Eden. New feminist perspectives on the Bible. Edited by Harold Washington et al. Sheffield 1998: 182-198.

[Info] Scholz, Susanne. Rape plots. A feminist cultural study of Genesis 34. New York 2000.

[Info] Scholz, Susanne. »Retrospecting rape in Christian commentaries of Genesis 34 and forensic medical textbooks from nineteenth-century Germany.« Sacred text, secular times. The Hebrew Bible in the modern world. Edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon et al. Omaha 2000: 197-213.

[Info] Scholz, Susanne. »What "really" happened to Dinah. A feminist analysis of Genesis 34.« Lectio difficilior 2/2001.

[Info] Scholz, Susanne. The Bible as Political Artifact: On The Feminist Study of the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Schroeder, Joy A. »The rape of Dinah. Luther’s interpretation of a biblical narrative.« Sixteenth century journal 28 (1997): 775-791.

[Info] Schulte, Leah R. The Absence of God in Biblical Rape Narratives. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Shemesh, Yael. »Rape is rape is rape. The story of Dinah and Shechem (Genesis 34).« Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 119 (2007): 2-21.

[Info] Smith, Amanda. A Thing Not Done in Israel. M.A. Thesis, University of Georgia at Athens, 2006.

[Info] Stiebert, Johanna. Rape Myths, the Bible, and #MeToo. New York 2019.

[Info] van Wolde, Ellen J. »The Dinah story. Rape or worse?« Old Testament essays 15 (2002): 225-239.

[Info] van Wolde, Ellen J. »Does ‘innâ denote rape? A semantic analysis of a controversial word.« Vetus Testamentum 52 (2002): 528-544.

[Info] Wagner, Angela B. »Considerations on the Politico-Juridical Proceedings of Genesis 34.« Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 38 (2013): 145-161.

[Info] West, Stuart A. »The rape of Dinah and the conquest of Shechem.« Dôr le-dôr 8 (1980): 144-156.

[Info] Yamada, Frank M. Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives. Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2004.

[Info] Yamada, Frank M. »Dealing with Rape (in) Narrative (Genesis 34): Ethics of the Other and a Text in Conflict.« The Meanings We Choose: Hermeneutical Ethics, Indeterminacy and the Conflict of Interpretations. Edited by Charles H. Cosgrove. London 2004: 149-165.

[Info] Yamada, Frank M. Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives. New York 2008.

[Info] Zamkanei, Shayna. »Was She or Wasn’t She? Rape as a Patriarchal Shift in the Story of Dinah.« Oculus 4 (2005): 45-50.


Genesis 38

[Info] Gaines, Jason M.H. »Consent, Rape, and Hierarchies of Power in the Hebrew Bible.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Boston 2017.

[Info] Thiede, Barbara. »Bromance in Bible: How Male-Male Friendships in Biblical Literature Can Teach Students about the Use and Misuse of Women and Women’s Bodies.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Denver 2018.

[Info] van Dijk-Hemmes, Fokkelien. »Tamar and the Limits of Patriarchy: Between Rape and Seduction (2 Samuel 13 and Genesis 38).« Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women's Lives in the Hebrew Bible. Edited by Mieke Bal. Sheffield 1989: 135-156.


Genesis 37-46

[Info] West, Gerald O. »Jesus, Joseph and Tamar Stripped: Trans-textual and Intertextual Resources for Engaging Sexual Violence Against Men.« When Did We See You Naked? Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse. Edited by Jayme R. Reaves et al. London 2021: 110- .


Genesis 39

Cases: Biblical Offenders: Joseph; Biblical Victims: Potiphar's Wife

[Info] Bechmann, Ulrike, et al. »Nicht mit einem Text allein ... Gender, Bibel und Koran: Der schöne Josef und die Frau des Potifar.« lectio difficilior No. 2 (2018).

[Info] Feichtinger, Daniela. Männer vergewaltigen – Frauen verführen? Eine narrative Analyse der Erzählung um Josef und die Frau des Potifar (Gen 39) mit kritischer Sichtung des Genderbias ihrer Interpretationen. Diplomarbeit, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 2014.

[Info] Feichtinger, Daniela. »The Outrageous Tale of Mrs. Potiphar: An Analysis of the Gender Bias of Modern Interpretations of Genesis 39 and a Proposal for an Intersectional Reading.« Disputatio Philosophica 18 (2016): 7-18.

[Info] Feichtinger, Daniela. Josef und die Frau des Potifar: Eine exegetische und literaturvergleichende Untersuchung von Gen 39. Vienna 2019.

[Info] Focht, Carlie. »Graceful and Beautiful: Joseph’s Scribal Masculinity in the Aftermath of Trauma.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. San Diego 2019.

[Info] Greenough, Chris. The Bible and Sexual Violence Against Men. London 2020.

[Info] Stiebert, Johanna. »Die Frau des Potifar und die sexuelle Belästigung Josefs: Was sagt uns diese Geschichte in der heutigen Zeit.« Humboldt Lecture at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. Bamberg 2018.

[Info] Stiebert, Johanna. »The Wife of Potiphar, Sexual Harassment, and False Rape Allegation: Genesis 39 in Select Social Contexts of the Past and Present.« The Bible and Gender Troubles in Africa. Edited by Joachim Kügler et al. Bamberg 2019: 73-114.

[Info] Yohannan, John D., ed. Joseph and Potiphar's Wife in World Literature: An Anthology of the Story of the Chaste Youth and the Lustful Stepmother. New York 1968.