By Elna K. Solvang
Archaeological discoveries have more and more delivered to gentle facts of women's involvement within the royal homes of the traditional close to East, but such proof has no longer essentially altered the conception of monarchy as an completely male-gendered theological, political, and social establishment. Solvang's research assembles the facts looking for an built-in view of royal women's place and tool in severe features of monarchy, hard regular assumptions approximately women's position within the royal harem. The ancient info serves as a backdrop for a literary studying of biblical texts describing the royal condo of Judah. awareness is given to 3 ladies representing diversified royal positions: Michal (daughter), Bathsheba (queen mother), and Athaliah (queen and monarch).
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93 in Kwasman and Parpola, Legal Transactions I, pp. 80-81. 77. 94 in Kwasman and Parpola, Legal Transactions I, pp. 81-82. 78. 93 in Kwasman and Parpola, Legal Transactions I, pp. 80-81. 79 The responsibilities of the position required management, financial and negotiating skills. Her deputy was the sanitu. 81 The sakintu apparently communicated with the king on some matters, as in the report of a theft in Nimrud,82 but nowhere does the sakintu have any sexual involvement with the king. The Akkadian terms saknu and sakintu do not describe parallel positions—one for men and one for women.
M. ), Lafemme dans le Proche-Orient Antique (CRRAI, 33; Paris: Editions Recherche sur les Civilisations, 1987), pp. 113-21(121). 27. Durand, 'Les dames du palais', p. 402. 28. 98. 29. Durand, 'L'Organisation de 1'espace', p. 85. 30. 95). -M. Durand, Trois etudes sur Mari', in MARI 3 (1984), pp. 127-79 (166). Seven queens appear on Hittite seals. These include seals with their own names and joint seals with their husband or his successor(s). See Bin-Nun, Tawananna, pp. 165-80. 26 A Woman's Place is in the House It appears that for the most part royal daughters communicated with their parents directly and without interference.
130,131,132 in Fales and Postgate, Imperial Administrative Records, I, pp. 140-41. 92. 251 and 252 in Kwasman and Parpola, Legal Transactions, I, pp. 200-201. 36 A Woman's Place is in the House children. Ahat-milku, queen of Ugarit and wife of Niqmepa, gave two shares of her assets to two of her adult sons. These two, Hismisarruma and Aradsarruma, were involved in a power struggle with another of Ahatmilku's sons, Ammistamru II. 93 In this way she managed to provide for them while guaranteeing Ammistamru's rise to kingship and her own position as queen mother.
A Woman's Place is in the House: Royal Women of Judah and their Involvement in the House of David (JSOT Supplement) by Elna K. Solvang