Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (Journal for the Study of the New Testament)

Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (Journal for the Study of the New Testament) by Victor H. Matthews epub pdf fb2

Title: Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (Journal for the Study of the New Testament)
Author: Victor H. Matthews
ISBN10: 0567080005
ISBN13: 978-0567080004
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Pr; Supplement edition (March 1, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
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Pages: 251 pages
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Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (Journal for the Study of the New Testament) by Victor H. Matthews


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This striking new contribution to gender studies demonstrates the essential role of Israelite and Near East law in the historical analysis of gender. The theme of these studies of Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, and Israelite law is this: What is the significance of gender in the formulation of ancient law and custom? Feminist scholarship is enriched by these studies in family history and the status of women in antiquity. At the same time, conventional legal history is repositioned, as new and classical texts are interpreted from the vantage point of feminist theory and social history. Papers from SBL Biblical Law Section form the core of this collection.