Table of Contents

1. Eve and Israelite women: understanding the task.
2. Resources for the task.
3. Setting the scene: the ancient environment.
4. Eve in Eden: Genesis 2-3.
5. Eve out of Eden: Genesis 3:16.
6. Eve's world: the household.
7. Women and household maintenance, part I: economic, reproductive, and socio-political activities.
8. Women and household maintenance, part II: religious activities excursus: professional women.
9. Gender and society: reconstructing relationships, rethinking systems.
Epilogue: Beyond the Hebrew Bible. Analyzing the biblical material in light of recent archaeological discoveries about rural village life in ancient Palestine, Meyers depicts Israelite women as strong and significant actors within their families and society.