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Meyers, Carol L.

Overview
Works: 61 works in 244 publications in 3 languages and 13,990 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: BS575, 220.77 S
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carol L Meyers
Women in scripture : a dictionary of named and unnamed women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors have taken on the task of identifying every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, whether named or unnamed, well known or heretofore not known at all. The result is more than eight hundred articles that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by the androcentric nature of the biblical record and by centuries of translation and interpretation that have paid little or no attention to them."--Jacket
Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Carol L Meyers( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anchor Bible Commentary is the collaborative effort of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from around the world
Discovering Eve : ancient Israelite women in context by Carol L Meyers( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biblical image of Eve has powerfully influenced ideas about women for the past two millennia. Yet, as Carol Meyers argues in Discovering Eve, the image of the first of women as subservient and dependent does not represent some irreducible historical truth. Rather, it represents the androcentric constructions of a group of urban elite males (including, most notably, the Apostle Paul and Rabbi Yohannan) who had a decisive effect on the founding of Judaeo-Christian traditions. Meyers produces convincing evidence, archaeological, scriptural, and sociological, that ancient Israelite woman fulfilled a role very different from that of the biblical Eve. The real Eve, she demonstrates, was a figure of some social substance, a strong and important figure in the social and familial milieux
Zechariah 9-14 : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Carol L Meyers( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus by Carol L Meyers( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary views Exodus as a cultural document, preserving the collective memories of the Israelites and relating them to the major institutions and beliefs that emerged by the end of the period of the Hebrew Bible. It is intended to help the reader follow the story line of Exodus, understand its socio-cultural context, appreciate its literary features, recognize its major themes and values, and also note its interpretive and moral problems. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that people who know Hebrew and those who don't will be able to follow the discussion. Frequent 'closer look' sections examine key elements of the Ancient Near East that bear on the text's meaning, while 'Bridging the Horizons' articles connect this world with the cultural, political and religious environments of today
The Word of the Lord shall go forth : essays in honor of David Noel Freedman in celebration of his sixtieth birthday( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Italian and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community, identity, and ideology : social science approaches to the Hebrew Bible( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tabernacle menorah : a synthetic study of a symbol from the Biblical cult by Carol L Meyers( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering Eve : ancient Israelite women in context by Carol L Meyers( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Carol Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast majority of the scriptural texts. Also, the stories of women in the Bible concern exceptional individuals rather than ordinary Israelite women. Drawing on archaeological discoveries and ethnographic information as well as biblical texts, Meyers depicts Israelite women not as submissive chattel in an oppressive patriarchy, but rather as strong and significant actors within their families and in their communities. In so doing, she challenges the very notion of patriarchy as an appropriate designation for Israelite society
Households and holiness : the religious culture of Israelite women by Carol L Meyers( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief study provides a clear an succinct overview of the role women played in ancient Israelite religion. Meyers points out that too many scholars have left women out of the picture of Israelite religion all together, and that others have treated them simply as part of "non-orthodox" official religion. The author stresses the diversity of religious practices in ancient Israel and that we should not be misled by the ancient editors of the biblical material who were urban elite males. This means taking in to account "magic" as an important avenue of inquiry, as well as "practices" (not just beliefs). Archaeology provides other clues, such as figurines of female deities; pillar-figurines; amulets; and "cultic assemblages" of numerous lamps, beads, shells, rattles, and inscriptions. Ethnohistory provides insights into the biblical text, especially into questions of fertility and birth rites, naming, circumcision, protective jewelry, and exorcisms
Sepphoris by Eric M Meyers( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations at ancient Meiron, Upper Galilee, Israel, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1977 by Eric M Meyers( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations at the ancient synagogue of Gush Ḥalav by Eric M Meyers( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations at ancient Nabratein : synagogue and environs by Eric M Meyers( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The site of Nabratein is situated on a remote promontory in an extensive pine forest northeast of Safed. This report is the sixth and final volume of the Meiron Excavation Project. The discovery in 1981 of the pediment of a Holy Ark from the Nabratein synagogue coincided with the release of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. That coincidence brought much unanticipated press coverage to the expedition and its senior staff, even though we insisted that the discovery of perhaps the earliest synagogue ark was not to be identified with the recovery of the biblical Ark of the Covenant. Although the media attention was totally unexpected, we all did our best to respond to the occasion with honesty and a bit of whimsy. Such coverage of the Nabratein excavation resulted in making many more people interested in archaeology, even if it didn t solve a biblical mystery. Now we hope that this full publication of the results of our work at the site will afford it a lasting place in the annals of the archaeology of Israel."--Publisher's description
Celebrate her for the fruit of her hands : essays in honor of Carol L. Meyers by Carol L Meyers( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology, bible, politics, and the media : proceedings of the Duke University conference, April 23-24, 2009( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pottery from ancient Sepphoris( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mosaics of the house of Dionysos at Sepphoris by Rina Talgam( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish world in Palestine, 200 B.C.-A.D. 200 by Carol L Meyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible in the public square : its enduring influence in American life by Eric M Meyers( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Women in scripture : a dictionary of named and unnamed women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament
Alternative Names
Carol Meyers American archaeologist

Meyers, Carol.

Meyers, Carol 1942-

Meyers, Carol L.

Languages
English (187)

Chinese (2)

Italian (1)

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Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 : a new translation with introduction and commentaryDiscovering Eve : ancient Israelite women in contextZechariah 9-14 : a new translation with introduction and commentaryExodusThe tabernacle menorah : a synthetic study of a symbol from the Biblical cultHouseholds and holiness : the religious culture of Israelite womenExcavations at ancient Nabratein : synagogue and environs