Discovering Eve

Discovering Eve : Ancient Israelite Women in Context

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This study argues that it is impossible to reconstruct a picture of the typical everyday life of women in ancient Israel using biblical sources alone. The scriptural texts were written by a mostly male, urban elite, while women of the period were mostly rural villagers. The author has chosen to approach the problem in a new way, complementing the biblical material with the results of recent archaeological investigations of village life and the insights of social anthropology. This interdisciplinary approach enables the text to present a more detailed and accurate picture of the way of life and status of women in biblical times.show more

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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195049349
  • 9780195049343

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