Men and Women

“‘If Rebekah’s deception of her husband is an example of ‘women’s cunning,’ then some of the men whose cunning is described in the Old Testament suffered from a sexual identity crisis! The list of such ‘feminine’ males would include Abraham… Jacob… Saul… David…This list is incomplete, but it should be enough evidence to refute the contention that cunning was a female trait in ancient Israel.”
—  John H. Otwell quoted in Steinberg, Naomi. “Israelite Tricksters, their Analogues and Cross-Cultural Study.” Semeia No 42, 1988, p 1-13

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