Women in First-Century Judea and the First Christian Church
Compares the lives of women living in first century Judea to the lives of women of the first Christian church.
# 111762 | 1,870 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Jan 29, 2009 in History (Middle Eastern) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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This paper explains that, in the ancient Judea under the Romans during the first century at the time of Jesus, a Jewish woman had very limited legal and economic rights. Within the merger of Roman and Jewish cultures during this period, Roman rule considered women second-class citizens. The author points out that this unequal view and treatment of Judean women in the first century was derived from the teachings of the Greek philosopher Plato. The paper relates that the ministry of Jesus radically improved the treatment of women in the first century Christian Church. He freely invited and encouraged women to follow and actively participate in his ministry and renewing the world. The paper features many of these early Christian women.
From the Paper:"Jesus had other female followers, who included his own mother, who was with him in a wedding feast in Galilee. The Scriptures do not state how many of them actually traveled with him and his male disciples (Graham 1994). But among them were Mary Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Cuza and Suzanna who helped the ministry of Jesus through their own means. It appears that many of these women not only associated with Jesus and his male disciples but also traveled with them and spent for the travels."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bond, H. et al. (2002). Women in Mary's Time. 20 web pages. BBC News: British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on August 14, 2008 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/religions/christianity/history/virginmary
- Dilger, B. C. (2005). Women in the First-Century Jewish/Roman Culture. 9 pages. Jesus and Early Christian Ministry. Retrieved on August 14, 2008 from http://home.social.rr.com/pitselehspage/images/Women%20in%First%20Century%20Jewish%20Culture.pdf
- Graham, S. (1994). Jesus and Women. 10 web pages. Worldwide Church of God. Retrieved on August 14, 2008 from http://www.wcg.org/lit/jesus/andwomen.htm
- Stuck, F. (2006). The Samaritan Woman. 14 web pages. Elizabeth Fletcher.Retrieved on August 14, 2008 from http://www.womeninthebible.net/2.8.Samaritan_woman.htm
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