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Bibil Identifier bibil:219531
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Female Slave vs Female Slave
Title (English, ) אָמָה and שִׁפְחָה in the HB
Author Bridge, Edward J.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 12, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-21 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study of אָמָה and שִׁפְחָה shows that there is no inherent distinction in meaning between the two terms, due to the intertwining of context of use and text genre. Both are used for slave wives in Genesis, in legislation contexts, in deferential language by women, in property lists, and in relation to the master or mistress. Yet patterns of use occur. אָמָה predominates in legislation and marriage contexts; and שִׁפְחָה predominates in Genesis and when generally designating female slaves.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2012.v12.a2
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Slave
Terms אָמָה אמה
שִׁפְחָה שׁפחה
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