The economic role of women in neo-Babylonian temples

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October 8, 2013

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Francis JOANNÈS, « The economic role of women in neo-Babylonian temples », REFEMA, ID : 10670/1.5j93pu


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1. The position of women in the religious hierarchy The place that women hold in temples during the neo-Babylonian period is rather contrasted. Contrary to previous periods where we find women part of the religious personnel, even in restricted numbers, the phenomenon is hardly perceptible in the later periodThe third millennium and the Isin-Larsa period had known the nin-dingir as well as female participants to sacred marriages. The old-Babylonian period has left rich archives for nadītu­-re...

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