Dr. Carol Meyers on The Ancient Gender Gap: The Bible, Archeology and Israelite Women
Time and again, scholars have found stark differences between the images of women in standard texts and information from other sources, and ancient Israel is no exception when we glean our view of Israelite women from archaeology as well as the Bible.
Using both these sources, Dr. Meyers will provide a glimpse into women’s roles in both household economy and in household religion, offering some intriguing conclusions about women’s power.
Dr. Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religion at Duke University, specializing in biblical studies, archaeology, and gender in the biblical world. She has been a staff member or co-director of numerous archaeological field projects and has written hundreds of articles, reviews, and books. A frequent consultant for media productions, she recently served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Browse these links to learn more about Dr. Meyers and her work: Read The New Yorker article In Search of King David’s Lost Empire | Purchase Dr. Meyer’s book, Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context | Biblical Archaeology Society | Biblical Archaeology Magazine
The Hot Topics in Biblical Archeology Series
For centuries, archaeologists have raided ancient tombs, explored caves, unearthed watercourses, sifted through rubble, measured skulls, romanced stones and reconstructed pots from tiny shards in their quest to unlock the riddles of biblical times.
In this series, eight distinguished biblical archaeologists will discuss their detective work: the questions they ask; the finds they’ve uncovered; the technology they employ that adds science to spades and brushes; their interpretation of evidence; their struggle against fake news, both ancient and modern; and the tightrope they walk between belief in the Bible and evidence. This webinar is sponsored by Dr. Masha Mimran and the Streicker Family. We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.