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Women at the Time of the Bible

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Welcome to the world of Biblical women, uniquely revealed in this book, a cornucopia of ancient sources, first among them the Holy Scripture, along with photographs and drawings of rare and beautiful finds unearthed in the Holy Land and other Bible lands. All are woven together with engaging and in-depth commentary. Each chapter reveals a different fascinating aspect of a ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Abingdon Press
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Marie
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lot of interesting information
Susan Barnes
Dec 06, 2015 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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Angela
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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I picked this up on impulse when visiting the Holy Land, and it's a great introduction to our feminine history. Women are often viewed as secondary citizens in the Bible, but this brings them to life: from the household to leadership positions, to their attire and makeup.

When it all comes down to it, women haven't changed much since then. We still fight to prove our strength, and prove it we do. All while being educated (I never considered women scribes, for some reason!), and caring for familie
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Debbie
Mar 21, 2011 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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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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