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Bibil Identifier bibil:210177
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Lilies Do Not Spin
Title (English, ) A Challenge to Female Social Norms
Author Johnson, Lee A.
Author Tannehill, Robert C.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 475-490 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The saying about the birds and lilies presents a challenge to the expected domestic roles of men, in providing food, and women, in providing clothing, opening the possibility that these duties can be neglected because of a higher priority. This challenge is relevant to situations reflected in other Q texts. The challenge is a threat both to a family's livelihood and to honor status. Evidence is presented showing that spinning and weaving have special importance in cultural models of the ideal woman and contribute to a woman's honor. This evidence broadens our awareness of the potential conflict with social norms in the birds and lilies passage.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688510000135
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Pericopes Matthew 6,25-6,33
Luke 12,22-12,31
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