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Rediscovering Eve : ancient Israelite women in context

Author: Carol L Meyers
Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
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Overview: This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Carol Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast majority of the scriptural texts. Also, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol L Meyers
ISBN: 9780199734559 0199734550 9780199734627 0199734623
OCLC Number: 779472260
Notes: Revision of: Discovering Eve. Oxford University Press, 1988.
Description: xi, 295 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Notes on translations, transcriptions, and documentation --
Eve and Israelite women: understanding the task --
Resources for the task --
Setting the scene: the ancient environment --
Eve in Eden: Genesis 2-3 --
Eve out of Eden: Genesis 3:16 --
Eve's world: the household --
Women And Household Maintenance: --
Part 1: Economic, reproductive, and socio-political activities --
Women And Household Maintenance: --
Part 2: Religious activities --
Excursus : professional women --
Gender and society: reconstructing relationships, rethinking systems --
Epilogue: Beyond the Hebrew bible --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index of biblical and other ancient texts --
Index.
Other Titles: Ancient Israelite women in context
Responsibility: Carol Meyers.
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Analyzing the biblical material in light of recent archaeological discoveries about rural village life in ancient Palestine, Meyers depicts Israelite women as strong and significant actors within  Read more...

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