We have looked at the issue of women and the Bible quite a bit the last few weeks. Yesterday I finished a series on women in the life of Paul and we have discussed gender inclusive language in Bible translations.
With all of this in mind, Elizabeth McNamara's essay "Digging up Women" fits quite nicely into our mix. MacNamara has been digging at the ancient site of Bethsaida for 17 years. In this short essay she describes the material culture that they uncovered and what it tells us about life for a woman in a biblical times. Its an informative read!