Women's Lives In Biblical Times  -     By: Jennie R. Ebeling
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Ebeling paints in what life was like for women in highland villages of Iron Age I Israel (ca. 1200--1000 B.C.E.) by evaluating textual, archaeological, iconographic, and anthropological data. Among the topics considered are birth, baking, menstruation, weddings, raising children, basketry, jewelry, olive production, widowhood, and funerary rites. 192 pages, softcover. T. & T. Clark.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Continuum International
ISBN: 0567196445
ISBN-13: 9780567196446
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This volume describes the lifecycle events and daily life activities experienced by girls and women in ancient Israel examining recent biblical scholarship and other textual evidence from the ancient Near East and Egypt including archaeological, iconographic and ethnographic data. From this Ebeling creates a detailed, accessible description of the lives of women living in the central highland villages of Iron Age I (ca. 1200-1000 BCE) Israel.

The book opens with an introduction that provides a brief historical survey of Iron Age (ca. 1200-586 BCE) Israel, a discussion of the problems involved in using the Hebrew Bible as a source, a rationale for the project and a brief narrative of one woman's life in ancient Israel to put the events described in the book into context. It continues with seven thematic chapters that chronicle her life, focusing on the specific events, customs, crafts, technologies and other activities in which an Israelite female would have participated on a daily basis.

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