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Women at the Time of the Bible

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A fascinating exploration of life during Bible times
Paperback, 103 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Abingdon Press
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Susan Barnes
Dec 06, 2015 Susan Barnes rated it it was ok
Women at the time of the Bible seeks to cover every aspect of a woman's life in Bible times which is a difficult undertaking as this covers a long period of time. The Bible itself only gives us glimpses of women's roles since the Bible's purpose is not to give us a social history.

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh gives us insights into what life might have been like for women. She begins with home life and the work women did around the home, not just to provide food and raise children, but also to make clo
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Debbie
Mar 21, 2011 Debbie rated it it was amazing
"Women at the Time of the Bible" provides information about what life was like for women during Bible Times. The information tended to be general since it covered such a large time period, but it did give some period-specific or culture-specific details (usually Hebrew, sometimes Roman, occasionally another culture).

The author used clues gleaned from the Bible but also other ancient sources like the Mishnah, early Jewish commentaries on the Bible, early Christian commentaries, clues gleaned from
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Aug 23, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it
It was interesting to read this account. However, I felt a number of areas needed more detail.
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Miriam Feinberg Vamosh is the author of several informative, illustrated books about ancient times in the Holy Land. But it is her novel, The Scroll, a multi-generational historical novel about the survivors of Masada, which perhaps best reveals who Miriam is. That is because it delves into the issues that bedevil her and the people closest to her, all of whom are trying to make sense of the compl ...more
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