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Households and Holiness: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women

Households and Holiness

The Religious Culture of Israelite Women

Carol Meyers (Author)


Available June 13, 2023

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For too long, some scholars have overlooked women's role in the Israelite religion. Others have treated it as part of "non-orthodox" religion. Carol Meyers identifies this problem and seeks to correct narratives about Israelite women and religion in scholarship.

Households and Holiness provides a clear and succinct overview of the religious lives of Israelite women. Meyers stresses the diversity of religious practices in ancient Israel, including "magic" as an important avenue of inquiry. She argues we must examine practices as well as beliefs. The book explores anthropology, archaeological evidence, ethnographic data, and textual sources. Meyers focuses not on women's religion but rather on women's religious culture.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506488608
  • eBook ISBN 9781506488615
  • Dimensions 4.25 x 7
  • Pages 105
  • Publication Date June 13, 2023