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Discovering Eve : Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Discovering Eve : Ancient Israelite Women in Context - 88 edition

Discovering Eve : Ancient Israelite Women in Context - 88 edition

ISBN13: 9780195065817

ISBN10: 0195065816

Discovering Eve : Ancient Israelite Women in Context by Carol L. Meyers - ISBN 9780195065817
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 88
Copyright: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Discovering Eve : Ancient Israelite Women in Context by Carol L. Meyers - ISBN 9780195065817

ISBN13: 9780195065817

ISBN10: 0195065816

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 88

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Summary

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. 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 and the stories of women in the Bible concern exceptional individuals rather than ordinary Israelite women. Analyzing the biblical material in light of recent archaeological discoveries about rural village life in ancient Palestine, Meyers depicts Israelite women not as submissive chattel in an oppressive patriarchy, but rather as strong and significant actors within their families and society.

Author Bio

Meyers, Carol : Duke University