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  •  The OT tradition is not misogynist for its era (0+ / 0-)

    It does, however, include assumptions peculiar to the age.  Kings and other rulers were expected to be warriors capable of physical battle (remember Saul with his thousands kiled and David with his tens of thousands).  Hence the irony of Isaiah saying the land will be ruled by women and children (and in a earlier verse, boys).

    But is the matriarch Rivka not more pErspicacious than the patriarch Isaac? And doesn' t Tamar put Jacob to shame?  So as literature there are numerous instances of stronger women saving or shaming weaker men.

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