Regulating ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ in the Torah and in Proverbs: Some Preliminary Insights

Athalya Brenner


This essay traces, in general lines, how the regulations a
society presents as normative may reveal its deepest uncertainties, more so than
its implied praxis. The case study chosen will be a vertical (chronologically
and textually intersecting) as well as horizontal enquiry (from the Torah to
Proverbs) into gendered regulations concerning second-generation members of the

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