Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context
The everyday life of women in ancient Israel cannot be reconstructed from Biblical sources alone. This study uses archaeological and anthropological research to form a picture of women's status and way of life at this time.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published January 10th 1991 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published November 24th 1988)
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So far so good... it's a more intellectually stimulating book than I've read since my feminist lit classes in college, but it's been genuinely interesting, as well. A good base for study and understanding of ancient women. I've been pleasantly surprised at the decidedly non-radical feminist approach it takes, to the point of defending patriarchal societies instead of rallying against male domination. Mirrors more closely my own beliefs than many of the worlds' studies of women, in that women can...more