Recovering Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Near East - Julye Bidmead
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Julye Bidmead is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Chapman University in California. She is the author of The Akitu Festival: Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia (2002) and is a senior staff member on the Megiddo Expedition and on the Tel Jezreel Expedition.
Using combined methodologies of feminist ideological criticism, ritual studies, and a re-examination of archaeological remains this book offers reconstructions of women’s rituals and rites of passage in ancient Israel, Canaan, and Mesopotamia during the first millennium BCE.