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Bibil Identifier bibil:207543
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) What Do We Really Know about Women's Rites in the Israelite Family Context?
Author Olyan, Saul M.
Journal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions (Volume: 10, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 55-67 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract What we know about the roles of women in Israelite family religion is a topic in need of reassessment. In this article, the author evaluates a number of common claims which have been made about family religion and gender. These include the idea that goddess worship was especially important to women; that Judean pillar figurines were used primarily or exclusively by women in their ritual activities; that the religious practices of ancient Israelite women overlapped little with those of men; and that birth-related ritual contexts were a special preserve of women.
DOI 10.1163/156921210X500503
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Family
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Worship
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