Dr. Tikvah Frymer-Kensky died yesterday after, evidently, a long battle with cancer.

She was a real revolutionary in the field of feminist Bible studies. From her bio at U of C:

Tikva Frymer-Kensky’s areas of specialization include Assyriology and Sumerology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and women and religion. Her most recent books are Reading the Women of the Bible, which received a Koret Jewish Book Award in 2002 and a National Jewish Book Award in 2003; In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth; and Motherprayer: The Pregnant Woman’s Spiritual Companion. She is also the English translator of From Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven by Ari Elon (Alma Dee, original Hebrew). In progress are a commentary on Ruth and a book on biblical theology.

(Thanks to JewSchool for the heads-up).

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