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Bibil Identifier bibil:203092
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Take This Child and Suckle It for Me"
Title (English, ) Wet Nurses and Resistance in Ancient Israel
Author Yee, Gale A.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 39, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 180-189 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Using Exodus 2 and other references to wet nurses in the Hebrew Bible as a springboard, this article examines the socio-historical conditions of free and enslaved wet nurses in antiquity through a cross-cultural investigation of Graeco-Roman and rabbinic legal and cultural texts. It then analyzes Exodus 2as an example of resistance literature during the Persian period to support anti-colonial resistance within the Jewish community in Yehud against Persian control. The wet nurse represents the resistance of the enslaved class to oppression and genocide.
DOI 10.1177/0146107909343550
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Birth
Pericopes Exodus 2
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