Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1227-1228 Mark Chavalas – Women of the Middle Bronze Age


It’s always a treat to have Mark Chavalas on the program, a professor of ancient history from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Mark always provides fascinating background information on the cultures of northern Mesopotamia (modern Syria). In the past we’ve talked about some of the important sites of the region. In these two programs we switch our focus to information gleaned from cuneiform tablets about the lives of the women of the Middle Bronze Age. In the Biblical chronology, this is the period of the patriarchs and women like Sarah, Hagar, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. We talk about how things have changed for women since then, and in some ways very little has changed.

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