Liturgical Press is launching a new commentary series called the Wisdom Commentary, which will feature "a detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible." One of the first books to come out in the series is the volume on Hebrews by Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg.
"Hebrews seems like unpromising material for feminist interpretation,
although it is the only New Testament writing for which female
authorship has been seriously posited. Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan
Kim-Cragg highlight the similarities between Hebrews and the book of
Wisdom/Sophia, which share cosmological, ethical, historical, and
sapiential themes, revealing that Hebrews is in fact a submerged
tradition of Sophia-Wisdom. They also tackle the sacrificial Christology
of Hebrews, concluding that in its ancient context, far from
symbolizing suffering and abjection, sacrifice was understood as
celebratory and relational. Contributions from Filipina (Maricel and
Marilou Ibita), Jewish (Justin Jaron Lewis), historical (Nancy
Calvert-Koyzis), and First Nations (Marie Annharte Baker) perspectives
bring additional scholarly, cultural, religious, and experiential wisdom
to the commentary."