Pamela Norris

Women Can Do It, Too

The World According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own

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Allen Lane The Penguin Press 304pp £20 order from our bookshop

On a visit to the University of Gottingen in the early 1990s, an eminent biblical scholar was shown photographs of his predecessors, founders of an important academic movement that had flourished in Germany earlier in the century. The scholars, who were all male, had originally been photographed with their wives, but the women had been cut out of the pictures prior to publication.

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