Item description for Integrating Women into Second Temple History by Tal Ilan...
Overview In this newest edition of text about the role of women in Jewish history Tal Ilan explores everything there is about the subject. She not only reviews the history, but she rewrites it. This text is an excellent choice for those who want to understand more about Hellinistic Judaism and the Old Testament Apocrypha. She reviews the complete history of not just the women's role but the the entire religion itself. By reading this you will recieve a more enhanced understanding of the lives of women during those times.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1565635477 ISBN13 9781565635470
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More About Tal Ilan
Tal Ilan received her PhD from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is lecturer at the Rothberg School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University. She has also served as visiting lecturer at Harvard University and visiting professor at Yale University.
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Good for Advanced Study Jan 5, 2008
Tal Ilan scours the literary and archaeological sources for insight into the lives of women mentioned in Josephus, the Mishnah and other relevant sources. For example, the royal Hasmonean Mariamme is mentioned, along with Esther/Judith/Susanna, a Judean named Julia Crispina, Beruriah, Queen Shelamzion Alexandra, etc. She also discusses the attitude of men towards women as evidenced in various documents, such as Ben Sira, Josephus and Nicolaus. When possible, she applies those conclusions to the lives of everyday women.
The scholarship is reliable enough that I have ordered another book by Ilan on the image and status of women in Second Temple Judaism, but most related, scholarly books I read are easier to follow and draw clearer conclusions. For example, she often omits the English translation when using a Greek word, and, although she does admit the scantiness of the evidence frequently, occasionally jumps to conclusions. In addition, she leaves out phrases or sentences reminding the reader what a scholar or source indicated when it comes up in later parts of the chapter. This is very frustrating!
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