Item description for Women in the Damascus Document (Academia Biblica (Series) (Society of Biblical Literature), No. 21.) by Cecilia Wassen...
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 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.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
ISBN 900413770X ISBN13 9789004137707