Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine

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This study explores the real" as against the ideal" social, political, and religious status of women in Palestinian Judaism of Hellenistic and Roman Periods. This investigation concludes that extreme religious groups in Judaism of the period influenced other groups, classes, and factions to tighten their control of women. They also encouraged an understanding of ideal relationships between men and women, represented in the literature and the legal codes of the time, that required increasing chastity. Despite this, the lives ...

Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine 1996, Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781565632400

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