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Friday, 26 April 2013

THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN ISRAEL, IN THE YEARS OF CHRIST


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos

   The man in Israel had unlimited rights as a father that apply to the members of his family. Rights applicable much longer in the face of his wife. And here was a paradox. What was this? That there was neither one sacred text that explicitly recognizes the unlimited these rights against his wife, namely he had no legal basis for their exercise. On the contrary some texts of the Bible clearly allude the parity between men and women. So, where it came from this trend of superiority of men over their wives? Quite simply, some other texts of the Bible lend themselves to such an interpretation from which the men rushed to take advantage for their own benefit of course...