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Women and Men
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I. Old Testament

The Genesis creation accounts present humankind (םדָאָ/ʾādām) as irreducibly male-and-female (Gen 1:26f.; 5:1–2). But they also recount the subordination of woman to man and introduce an account of origins borne by male lineages and male actors (Gen 2–3; 5:1,3ff.). The story of the “Fall” (Gen 3) “explains” and universalizes the patriarchal social order of the author’s day: the disobedience of the p…

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Bird, Phyllis, Wischmeyer, Oda, Wannenwetsch, Bernd and Kuhlmann, Helga, “Women and Men”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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