The House of the Mother Hardback

The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

by Cynthia R. Chapman;

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The House of the Mother

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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.

The House of the Mother by Cynthia R. Chapman was published by Yale University Press in October 2016. The ISBN for The House of the Mother is 9780300197945.

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Details for The House of the Mother

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (October 2016)
Number of Pages320
Thickness26 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4450171
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