Women in the Damascus Document (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature), No. 21.) (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature)) Cecilia Wassen

ISBN: 9789004137707

Published: October 11th 2005

Hardcover

272 pages


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Women in the Damascus Document (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature), No. 21.) (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature))  by  Cecilia Wassen

Women in the Damascus Document (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature), No. 21.) (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature)) by Cecilia Wassen
October 11th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9789004137707 | 3.18 Mb

Women in the Damascus Document offers a fresh look at the nature of the community reflected in the Damascus Document, one of the core documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls. By presenting a close and comprehensive study of the references to women andMoreWomen in the Damascus Document offers a fresh look at the nature of the community reflected in the Damascus Document, one of the core documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

By presenting a close and comprehensive study of the references to women and in-depth analyses of biblically based laws in the document, this work attempts to reconstruct the role of women and attitudes toward women within the community.

Highlighting the complex nature of the evidence, the author draws attention to a number of rules that reflect a favorable attitude toward women, but also to instances of a patriarchal stance, especially regarding sexuality. Carefully considering all the evidence, the author argues, in contrast to the opinions of many scholars, that women were full members in the community. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)



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