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WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
Stories and Primary Sources from
the Sumerians through the Early Israelites

An exciting way to explore the unique lives of women in the formative years of some of the world's major civilizations through: Legends, Laws, Artifacts, Images, Prominent Personalities, Critical Thinking Discussions and Activities.

Spiralbound, 94 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN 1-890380-07-5
© 1999
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Time Line
Map
Women in Near Eastern History
- introductory essay
Scenes from Women's Lives - carved images

THREE WHO RULED

Women Who Ruled - essay
Queen Shibtu of Mari: "A Woman With Whom One Could Steal Horses" - biography
Deborah: "You Arose, Deborah, As The Mother of Israel" - biography
Queen Sammuramat of Assyria: "I Rival The Greatest Men" - biography
Three Who Ruled - activity

GODDESSES AND PRIESTESSES

Inanna, Queen of the Heavens - essay
Inanna Captures the Boat of Heaven - myth
Descent to the Great Below - myth
Hymns to Inanna - poems
Enheduanna: Poet and Priestess - essay
"My Beautiful Face is Dust" - story poem
Enheduanna and the Day of the Dead: a temple ceremony - fiction

WOMEN'S RIGHTS: ANCIENT CODES

Changing Status - Shifting Views - essay
Seeking Justice: Court Cases from the Hammurabi Code - activity

OLD TESTAMENT STORIES

Sarah - Leader of Women
Ruth and Naomi

Queen Esther

INTERPRETING THE SOURCES

"My Mouth Makes Me Comparable to Men" - written sources activity
Silent Witnesses - artifact activity

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RESOURCES USED IN UNIT

Selected Bibliography


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