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Prof. TAN  Nam Hoon Nancy

Prof. TAN Nam Hoon Nancy

Associate Professor

B.B.S. (Singapore, ATCEM); M.A. (Philippines, APTS)

M.Th. (Singapore Trinity Theological College); Ph.D. (Durham)


陳南芬教授的研究內容包括舊約聖經中女性的文本;另外,箴言書1—9章中的「外女」主題引導她進入到古近東的指導文學以及兩約之間時期的智慧文本。其主要研究集中在與女性釋經有關的被擄之後以及兩約之際的舊約文學。近期的研究方向關注於尤迪傳(the book of Judith ): 一个後殖民女性主義的詮釋。

教授的課程主要包括希伯來聖經、希伯來釋經、希伯來聖經導論、婦女釋經以及聖經神學。她在Society of Biblical Literature其中一個單元 專業問題擔任委員, 也是International Cooperation Initiative項目的參與者。

 

Nancy Tan studies on texts related to women in the Old Testament. She has worked on the motif of the foreign woman in Proverbs 1-9 which took her into the Instruction literature of the ancient Near East as well as the wisdom texts in the Intertestamental period. Much of her work now concentrates on the post-exilic and Intertestamental literature of the Old Testament, in relation to feminist interpretations. Her recent project is on the book of Judith - a Postcolonial Feminist interpretation.

 

She teaches mainly on these subjects: Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew Exegesis, Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Feminist Interpretation of the Bible, and Biblical Theology. She is also a committee member for the Unit “Professional Issues” at the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as a contributor to the International Cooperation Initiative to promote biblical studies.

 

Her published works include “The Chronicler’s ‘Obed-Edom’: A Foreigner and a Levite?” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 37, no.2 (2007): 217-30; her monograph, The“Foreignness” of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9 (Beiheft zur Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 381; Berlin / New York: Walter deGruyter, 2008); “Where is Foreign Wisdom to be Found in Septuagint Proverbs?” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 685-94; and a recent article on “Judiths Embodiment as a Reversal of the Unfaithful Wife of YHWH in Ezekiel 16, ” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 21, no.1 (2011): 21-35.

 

Research Interests / Current Projects:

  1. Judith’s War: A Reversal of the Unfaithful Wives of Yahweh
  2. Postcolonial & Feminist Interpretations of Judith
     

Book:

The “Foreignness” of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9. Beiheft zur Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 381; Berlin / New York: Walter deGruyter, 2008.

 

Edited book:

Crossing Textual Boundaries: A Festschrift in Honor of Archie Chi Chung Lee for His Sixtieth Birthday, edited with Lung Kwong LO and Ying Zhang. Hong Kong: Divinity School of Chung Chi College of Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.

 

Book Chapters / Articles:

  1. "The Book of Judith as a Reversal of the Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Jeremiah 2:20-3:20 and Hosea 1-3", in Markus Witte (ed.), The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, (Ihr Beitrag für das Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2013; Berlin:de Gruyter, 2014), 87-106.
  2. “Disappearing ‘Daughters’ in the Tradition of David (Sir. 47:6).” In Portraits of a King Favored by God: David the King: God's Poet, Warrior, and Statesman(Proceedings of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Seminar in Biblical Characters in Three Traditions, 2010; New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2012). 255-65.
  3. “Judith’s Embodiment as a Reversal of the Unfaithful Wife of YHWH in Ezekiel 16.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 21.1 (2011): 21-35.
  4. “Breaking the Silence of the Dismissed Foreign Wives and Children.” In Crossing Textual Boundaries, edited with Lung Kwong LO and Ying Zhang, 84-93. Hong Kong: Divinity School of Chung Chi College of Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.
  5. “Feminist Biblical Studies: A Resident Alien Seeking Citizenship.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 25, 2 (2009): 133-37.
  6. “Where is Foreign Wisdom to be Found in Septuagint Proverbs?” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 685-94.
  7. “The Chronicler’s ‘Obed-Edom’: A Foreigner and a Levite?” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 37, 2 (2007): 217-30.

 

>>  Click here to Prof. Tan's profile on Divinity School of Chung Chi College website.