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JLL Sunday Salon with Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai via Zoom

Sunday, October 18, 2020 30 Tishrei 5781

2:00 PM - 4:00 PMZoom
October 18, 2020
Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai
Women of Jerusalem in Biblical Times
Recent studies of ancient Israelite women (1000-587 BCE) have focused on village life, looking at women’s roles at home, in the fields, and in household religion. Here we approach Israelite women from the vantage point of Jerusalem, the capital city. What did women do in a city that, more than anyplace else, incorporated people from a wide range of social classes and professions? This examines the women of Jerusalem: women among the elite and among the workers, women who were privileged and women who facilitated those privileged lives. The Hebrew Bible places Jerusalemite women in a variety of life settings. The archaeological record, too, reveals much of interest. In tandem, these resources facilitate a robust discussion of women in ancient Israel’s capital city.
Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai is Associate Professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and is affiliated with the University of Arizona School of Anthropology and School of Middle East and North African Studies. Her research focuses on the lives of women in antiquity, on Canaanite and Israelite religion and culture, and on Israelite village life.  Her books as author or editor include Archaeology and the Religions of Canaan and Israel the World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East.


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