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By Marion Ann Taylor

The ladies of Genesis (Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel) intrigued and expert the lives of nineteenth-century girls. those ladies learn the biblical tales for themselves and searched for how you can extend, strengthen, or problem the conventional realizing of women's lives. They communicated their readings of Genesis utilizing varied genres starting from poetry to remark.

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The intended audience of these writers also influenced their treatment of Eve. Some women wrote for children, and so substantially simplified the story and the issues it raised. Others wrote for teenagers and young adults and used Eve’s story to shape the moral thinking and behaviour of their audience. Most wrote for an adult audience, and many may have anticipated a primariily female audience. Some of the more polemical works were intended for a mixed audience. , Narrative of Sojourner Truth (New York: Random House, 1993), 118, cited in Karen Baker-Fletcher, “Anna Julia Cooper and Sojourner Truth: Two Nineteenth-Century Black Feminist Interpreters of Scripture,” in Searching the Scriptures, ed.

Still, in 1880, Albert Cave claimed that 99% of scholars in the scriptures, in consequence of the false translation of many passages of Holy Writ. My mind is entirely delivered from the superstitious reverence which is attached to the English version of the Bible. King James’s translators certainly were not inspired. I therefore claim the original as my standard, believing that to have been inspired, and I also claim to judge for myself what is the meaning of the inspired writers, because I believe it to be the solemn duty of every individual to search the scriptures for themsselves, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, and not be governed by the views of any man, or set of men.

Some women wrote for children, and so substantially simplified the story and the issues it raised. Others wrote for teenagers and young adults and used Eve’s story to shape the moral thinking and behaviour of their audience. Most wrote for an adult audience, and many may have anticipated a primariily female audience. Some of the more polemical works were intended for a mixed audience. , Narrative of Sojourner Truth (New York: Random House, 1993), 118, cited in Karen Baker-Fletcher, “Anna Julia Cooper and Sojourner Truth: Two Nineteenth-Century Black Feminist Interpreters of Scripture,” in Searching the Scriptures, ed.

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