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By William Phipps

ISBN-10: 0313284989

ISBN-13: 9780313284984

Lots of the girls defined during this examine have been abnormal biblical ladies. Israelite ladies, like ladies in such a lot cultures of the area, had prestige mostly in the domestic. besides the fact that, unprecedented ladies sometimes had popular roles outdoors the house and dared to say themselves. The chapters include biographical sketches, with comparisons to modern women's roles, of 2 dozen girls. starting with Sarah of Ur and finishing with Priscilla of Rome, their lives diversity over an period of approximately millennia. those girls have been, at the most important instances, sagacious in selection making and skillful in executing their judgements. They made this type of special mark at the occasions in their time to be remembered through next generations as greater than breeders of male heirs. every one woman's tale relates how a dynamic lady was once capable of swim opposed to the powerful currents of patriarchy. To make specific the relevancy of this learn, the short biographies are on the topic of such present feminist matters as surrogate parenting, gender stereotyping, and civil disobedience over unequal remedy by way of governments.

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At the age of seventy-five, the first woman prime minister of modern Israel saved a relatively poorly armed nation from the combined forces of Syria and Egypt. Minister of Defense Moshe Day an was like Barak in his reluctance to respond on his own. Although a seasoned military officer, Dayan hesitated to act on the judgment of his commanderin-chief that full mobilization was needed to prepare for an invasion. 54 She was also tough-minded in debate and determined in negotiations. As for Jael, she may have inspired the author of the Book of Judith.

36 Rita Burns has rehabilitated the historical role of Miriam in Has the Lord Indeed Spoken Only Through Moses?. This work is the most thorough study of Miriam ever made. 37 Burns has concluded: The fact that she is linked with nothing less than the foundational event of the Hebrew religion would seem to indicate that she was viewed as having been quite a prominent person in Israel's pre-Conquest community. It is striking that according to the earliest writers she, not Moses, leads the cultic celebration of the Sea event.

His ethnicity is probably evident by his circumcision, since the operation was not performed on Egyptian males until puberty. Flouting her father's decree that Hebrew infants be thrown into the Nile, Pharaoh's daughter has him drawn out of that river. She names him Mosheh, meaning "drawn out" in Hebrew, to commemorate how he became known to her. 14 Jochebed's daughter, presumably Miriam, is also part of the mother's shrewd plan for saving a baby who can no longer be hidden from the Egyptian police.

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