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'She took a veil and covered herself': Women and their veils in the Hebrew Bible

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posted on 19.02.2021, 04:28 authored by JENNIFER ELLEN ELLIS
Many types and styles of veil in the ancient world - evident in the extensive variety of veil terminology - were worn by women to construct and display their identities. This study examines the practice of veiling women as it occurred in the Ancient Near East, with a particular focus on women and their veils in the Hebrew Bible (HB) and the ways they negotiate their identities for their own purposes by utilising personal veil garments in deliberate, active dress choices – even when dress is prescribed for them.


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Tamara Prosic

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School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies


Doctor of Philosophy

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