Title

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

Abstract

In households where a man had two or more wives, siblings born to the same mother worked to promote and protect one another’s interests. Revealing the hierarchies of the maternal houses and political divisions within the national house of Israel, this book provides us with a nuanced understanding of domestic and political life in ancient Israel.

Publisher

Yale University Press

Publication Date

10-1-2016

Department

Religion

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780300197945

Language

English

Format

text

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