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Re: Re: Ezra-Neh

On         Fri, 02 Aug 96 17:09:33 EDT,  PWEGNER@BROWNVM.brown.edu writes:
>>The judgement in
>Egyptology is that many people were literate.<
> So what?  The mere fact that women were literate in a given society does
>not force (or even lead to) the conclusion that women in that society must
>necessarily have had a hand in the writing of religious texts!  That depends
>on a whole bunch of other criteria involving, inter alia, the status of women
>in the public cultural domain. Literacy is not enough, in a society run by
>men, to ensure the participation of women  in the development of the literary/
>religious/political or any other public aspects of the culture.

   When the literature Bithiah, she must have brought with her to Solomon
   appears in Solomon's writings, a leads to b, res ispe loquitor.  I wish 
   she were launching a copyright case, I'd love to push it.

Tom Simms
>Judith Romney Wegner, Providence