The cultural and social context of ancient Israelite households matters for today, and for our understanding of gender in the Bible.
Women in ancient Rome who upheld modesty, chastity, and loyalty to family and Rome demonstrated their agency, despite cultural hierarchy.
Male violence against women in Genesis belongs within the broader narrative portrait of humanity’s violence and rebellion against God.
Despite a common assumption, Israelite women were not dominated by men throughout ancient Israelite society.
The Song of Deborah in the book of Judges demonstrates that Hebrew poetry is an appeal to reason just as much as it is an appeal to emotion.
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