If Hagar’s story was a soap opera, Tamar’s an episode of Law and Order, then the story of Jephthah’s daughter is a Greek Tragedy. Found in Judges 11:29-40, this is the account of a single moment of faithlessness in the … Continue reading
Category Archives: Texts of Terror
Tamar: Just a Raped and Discarded Princess?
The second “Text of Terror” story in Phylis Trible’s book is that of King David’s daughter, Tamar (2 Sam.13). If Hagar’s story was like Days of Our Lives, then Tamar’s is definitely something out of a Law & Order: SVU episode: … Continue reading
Victim, Home-Wrecker, Opportunist, or Unbeliever?
The story of Hagar in Genesis 16-21 has all the makings of a juicy episode of Days of Our Lives; including a discontented wife, a gutless husband, an adulterous affair, a seeming betrayal, a pregnant runaway, a mistreated servant, a tyrannical … Continue reading