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Women in the bible 10 Feb 2010
Bettany Hughes considers a cast-list of strong female characters

It has been argued that The Bible is misogynist and portrays many negative views of women and womanhood. But the author and historian Bettany Hughes argues that it is wrong to dismiss these texts as systematically anti-women. Through characters such as Deborah, Bathsheba, Mary and Lydia we see examples of powerful, influential and wise women who were highly valued by the early church. The Old and New Testaments contain some of the few remaining documents from that period that give an insight into what Bettany considers an important turning point for women in history.
The Daughters of Eve’ is on Channel 4 on 14 February at 7pm


Bettany Hughes
Channel 4 - The Bible: A History

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