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JLL Sunday Salon with Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai: The Real Lives of Women in Biblical Times

Sunday, September 8, 2019 8 Elul 5779

2:00 PM - 4:00 PMSchlanger Chapel

The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) is filled with stories about women, but no single story provides a complete picture of women’s lives – nor is any biblical woman meant to be typical of all Israelite women. Archaeology offers an alternate resource, one that allows us to go beyond the Bible in order to examine everyday life in Iron Age Israel. It brings us into villages and homes, and shows us dishes and tools, shrines and figurines, workplaces and tombs. This discussion uses archaeological resources to explore the lives of Israelite women, helping us place the biblical narratives into their ancient real-life setting.

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 and The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East.

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