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Jewish Queens: From the Story of Esther to the History of Shelamzion


Mika Ahuvia



Why Are There No Israelite Priestesses?

Hittite texts show us that in the ancient Near East, women, including the queen, served as priestesses. The biblical authors, in their fervor for YHWH, monotheism, and centralization of worship through one Temple and one priesthood, strongly objected.


Ada Taggar-Cohen



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