Two good articles on the subject are: Cheryl Exum, “Prophetic Pornography,” in Plotted, Shot, and Painted (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996); and Carol Dempsey, “The Whore of Ezekiel 16, ” in Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (JSOT Supplement Series 262), ed. Victor Matthews, Bernard M. Levinson and Tikva Frymer-Kensky (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998) pp. 57–78.