Unformatted text preview: the Bible were strictly male. Therefore if the writings were skewed in any fashion it would make sense that there would be more male dominance in this book. It is interesting how much emphasis is placed on being a good son and a good father, while being a wife is more so like a duty and a job rather than a right or privilege. It seems that it is the duty of the wife is to continue the lineage of the family. For example, with Leah and Jacob, they are cast into marriage and Jacob is not in love with her. She knows the importance of being able to have children. When she gave birth to Reuben she claims, “ Because the LORD has looked on my affliction; surely now my husband will love me” (GEN 29:42). Here the authority of the male figure is also seen as she feels the need to be accepted by him....
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- Spring '08