The House Of The Mother: The Social Roles Of Maternal Kin In Biblical Hebrew Narrative And Poetry

byCynthia R. Chapman

Hardcover | November 22, 2016

The House Of The Mother: The Social Roles Of Maternal Kin In Biblical Hebrew Narrative And Poetry by Cynthia R. Chapman
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A novel approach to Israelite kinship, arguing that maternal kinship bonds played key social, economic, and political roles for a son who aspired to inherit his father’s household

Upending traditional scholarship on patrilineal genealogy, Cynthia Chapman draws on twenty years of research to uncover an underappreciated yet socially significant kinship unit in the Bible: “the house of the mother.” 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.
Title:The House Of The Mother: The Social Roles Of Maternal Kin In Biblical Hebrew Narrative And PoetryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:360 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:360 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300197942

ISBN - 13:9780300197945

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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