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Author Solvang, Elna K.
Title A woman's place is in the house : royal women of Judah and their involvement in the House of David / Elna K. Solvang.
Imprint London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, [2003]

Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 349
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 349.
Subject Michal (Biblical figure)
Bathsheba (Biblical figure)
Women in the Bible.
Middle East -- Kings and rulers.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and indexes.
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I; Chapter 1 WHO ARE THE ROYAL WOMEN OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST?; Chapter 2 WOMEN'S PLACE IN THE HOUSE; Part II; Chapter 3 WHO ARE THE ROYAL WOMEN OF THE HEBREW BIBLE?; Chapter 4 MICHAL: A ROYAL DAUGHTER; Chapter 5 BATHSHEBA: A QUEEN MOTHER; Chapter 6 ATHALIAH: A QUEEN AND A KING; CONCLUSION: THE ROYAL WOMEN OF JUDAH AND THE HOUSE OF DAVID; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W.
Summary Archaeological discoveries have increasingly brought to light evidence of women's involvement in the royal houses of the ancient Near East, yet such evidence has not fundamentally altered the perception of monarchy as an exclusively male-gendered theological, political, and social institution. Solvang's study assembles the evidence in search of an integrated view of royal women's position and power in critical functions of monarchy, challenging customary assumptions about women's place in the royal harem. The historical information serves as a backdrop for a literary reading of biblical texts.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780567302113 (electronic bk.)
0567302113 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 285578115
Additional Format Print version: Solvang, Elna K. Woman's place is in the house. London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2003 0826462138 9780826462138 (DLC) 2003428618 (OCoLC)52377851