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The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Cynthia R Chapman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book reevaluates the biblical house of the father (bêt ’āb) in light of the anthropological critique of the patrilineal model. It uncovers and defines the contours of an underappreciated yet ... More


Introduction: Disrupting the Begats (<i>tôlēdôt</i>)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the critique of the patrilineal model within current anthropological literature in order to reconsider the claim that ancient Israel was a pure patrilineal society. While ... More


House (<i>bayit</i>)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Ancient Israel was a house society that organized itself into concentrically larger social groupings and geographic areas under the rubric of the single Hebrew word for house: bayit. The Bible and ... More


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