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    DescriptionThe biblical image of Eve has powerfully influenced ideas about women for the past two millennia. Yet, as Carol Meyers argues in Discovering Eve, the image of the first of women as subservient and dependent does not represent some irreducible historical truth. Rather, it represents the androcentric constructions of a group of urban elite males (including, most notably, the Apostle Paul and Rabbi Yohannan) who had a decisive effect on the founding of Judaeo-Christian traditions. Meyers produces convincing evidence, archaeological, scriptural, and sociological, that ancient Israelite woman fulfilled a role very different from that of the biblical Eve. The real Eve, she demonstrates, was a figure of some social substance, a strong and important figure in the social and familial milieux.

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    Discovering Eve
    Ancient Israelite Women in Context
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol L. Meyers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 229 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195065817
    ISBN 10: 0195065816

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1, JHM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    Abridged Dewey: 210
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBH
    DC21: 305.4862
    DC22: 305.4862
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JBSR, JHM, NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    10 January 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Carol Meyers is Professor of Religion at Duke University.
    Review quote
    'The author has made a special effort to avoid technicaljargon; thus, this book should be accessible to the general reader. Though it will be of special interest to those concerned with biblical history, archaeology, anthropolgy and women's studies, this book will also hold special appeal to women, men, and their relationshiop to one another. Time Outlook