Tag: women in the bible

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

08/07 | According to popular belief, cult prostitution was common throughout the ancient world, particularly associated with the fertility rites of the Canaanites and Phoenicians. While some scholars suggest that temple prostitution   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Story of Ruth

07/31 | According to Adele Berlin, the Book of Ruth illuminates the main theme of the Hebrew Bible: the continuity of God’s people in their land.   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.

Jacob in the Bible

05/08 | Who did Jacob wrestle with in the Bible? Phyllis Trible connects this episode to her own struggle with feminism and the Bible in her Biblical Views column “Wrestling with Faith.”   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation, Hebrew Bible, People in the Bible.


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