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Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Carol Meyers


This 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. The book 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. Drawing on archaeological discoveries and ethnographic information as well as biblical texts, the book depicts Israelite ... More

Keywords: biblical texts, women's roles, women's worth, ancient Israel, ancient Israelite women, Bible, family, society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199734559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Meyers, author
Duke University