WomenOs Rights and the Bible: Implications for Christian Ethics and Social Policy

WomenOs Rights and the Bible: Implications for Christian Ethics and Social Policy

by Richard H. Hiers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610976275
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard Hiers is Professor of Religion, emeritus, and Affiliate Professor of Law, emeritus, at the University of Florida. He is the author of more than a dozen books including Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law.

Table of Contents

Contents vii

Foreword ix

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xxvii

Introduction xxxi

Part 1 Background: Perspectives on Women in Old Testament Times

1 The So-called "Patriarchs" and their Wives 3

2 Other Stories about Biblical Husbands and Wives 9

3 Other Biblical Women of Recognized Status or Importance 15

4 Women in Books of the Bible Named for Women 22

5 Perspectives on Women in other Biblical Traditions 28

Part 2 The Rights and Legal Status of Women in Biblical Law

6 Women's Rights 45

7 Equal Protection 50

8 Capacity to Appear and Testify in Court 56

9 Capacity to Make Contracts and to Purchase, Own, and Sell Property 63

10 Women as Beneficiaries of Wills and Donors of Estates 68

11 Women as Heirs to Property by Operation of Law 71

12 Summary of Findings 81

13 As to Christian Ethics and Social Policy 85

Bibliography 95

Scripture Index 101

Names Index 109

Subject Index 113

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