Women’s Daily Life (Iron Age Israel)

Authored by: Carol Meyers

Women in Antiquity

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138808362
eBook ISBN: 9781315621425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317219910


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Most Israelite women, like most Israelite men, lived in agrarian settlements. 1 Their daily lives took place in the family household, which was the smallest and most numerous unit of Israelite society. All the basic functions of everyday life, especially economic ones but also religious, social, and even political ones, played out in the activities and interactions of the household members. In addition, some women had societal roles that transcended their households and served the larger community.

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