Rediscovering Eve : ancient Israelite women in context /

Overview: 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. Carol Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true pic...

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Main Author: Meyers, Carol L., (Author)
Other Authors: Meyers, Carol L.
Format: Book
Published: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Notes on translations, transcriptions, and documentation
  • Eve and Israelite women: understanding the task
  • Resources for the task
  • Setting the scene: the ancient environment
  • Eve in Eden: Genesis 2-3
  • Eve out of Eden: Genesis 3:16
  • Eve's world: the household
  • Women And Household Maintenance:
  • Part 1: Economic, reproductive, and socio-political activities
  • Women And Household Maintenance:
  • Part 2: Religious activities
  • Excursus : professional women
  • Gender and society: reconstructing relationships, rethinking systems
  • Epilogue: Beyond the Hebrew bible
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index of biblical and other ancient texts
  • Index.