Raphael Patai

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Sarah the Priestess · The First Matriarch of Genesis
By Savina J. Teubal · Foreword by Raphael Patai

The only source in which Sarah is mentioned is the Book of Genesis, which contains very few highly selective and rather enigmatic stories dealing with her. On the surface, these stories tell us very little about Sarah, and what they do tell is complicated and confused by the probability that it represents residue surviving from two different written sources based on two independent oral traditions.

“This is a valuable piece of original research, one which makes a considerable contribution to an understanding of the obscure origins of the role women play in the Genesis narratives.”

Raphael Patai, author of The Jewish Mind and The Arab Mind