Ancient Israel and the Patriarchy

22 Jun 2018

It seems obvious that women in ancient times were oppressed by the patriarchy, but is the Bible part of the problem or part of the solution? This video is based on the article “Was Ancient Israel a Patriarchal Society?” by Carol L. Meyers, and explores the basic facts about patriarchy in ancient Israel.

Meyers, C. (2014). Was Ancient Israel a Patriarchal Society? Journal of Biblical Literature, 133(1), 8-27. doi:10.15699/jbibllite.133.1.8

Cover Picture: scenes from a box excavated in Ur