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Mobile Ed: Women in the Biblical World Bundle
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Mobile Ed: Women in the Biblical World Bundle


Lexham Press 2014–2016

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Gain insight into what life was like for women in ancient times with the two-course Women in the Biblical World bundle. Dr. Mark Chavalas takes an in-depth look at how women were viewed and treated in the ancient Near East, drawing information from primary texts including Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman law codes, letters, and other literature. He compares and contrasts the attitudes and behavior of the ancient world in general with the portrayal of women in both the Old and New Testaments.

Individual Titles

Women in the Biblical World: Old Testament

  • Instructor: Mark Chavalas
  • Video Hours: 13

In Women in the Biblical World: Old Testament, Dr. Mark Chavalas provides a historical and archaeological survey of the status of women in the biblical world, considering Old Testament views on women alongside those of the larger ancient Near Eastern context. Beginning from the advent of the nation of Israel, he covers various cultures from the time period, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hittite Anatolia, and Iran, exploring primary texts that inform our understanding of the roles of women in the ancient Near East and the Old Testament.


Women in Prehistory
Women in Ancient Near Eastern Laws
  • Women in Ur-Namma Laws
  • Women and Old Babylonian Law
  • More Ur-Namma Laws Concerning
  • Women in Lipit Ishtar Code
  • Women in Eshnunna Laws
  • Women in the Code of Hammurabi
  • Middle Assyrian Laws
  • Hittite Laws
Women in Ancient Near Eastern Decrees
  • Middle Assyrian Palace Decrees
  • Neo-Babylonian Law Decrees
Women in Ancient Near Eastern Letters
  • Old Assyrian Letters
  • Old Babylonian Letters from Tell al-Rimah
  • Letters from Mari
  • Letters from Sippar
  • Neo-Assyrian Letters
Women and Ancient Near Eastern Medicine
Women in the Old Testament
  • Genesis
  • Hebrew Law
  • Women in Judges

Women in the Biblical World: New Testament

  • Instructor: Mark Chavalas
  • Video Hours: 12

In Women in the Biblical World: New Testament, Dr. Mark Chavalas provides a historical survey of the status of women in the Graeco-Roman world, from the advent of alphabetic texts in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean regions during the late eighth century BC, to the first century AD. He looks at Greek and Roman documents as well as classical-period documents from Egypt and other regions of the Near East. Dr. Chavalas presents a rich historical context for understanding how women were treated in the New Testament, and closes the course by evaluating many of the New Testament passages concerning women.


  • Introduction
  • Male Depictions of Women
  • Depictions of Women by Philosophers and Physicians
  • Women in Law and Occupations
  • Women in Classical Graeco-Roman Society
  • Women in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
  • Women in the Jewish Tradition
  • Women in the Gospels
  • Women in New Testament Epistles
  • Conclusion

Product Details

  • Title: Women in the Biblical World Bundle
  • Instructor: Mark Chavalas
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 25

About the Instructor

Dr. Mark Chavalas is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he has taught since 1989. He earned his BA at California State University-Northridge and his MA and PhD, both in History, at UCLA.

Dr. Chevalas is author or coauthor of publications including Mesopotamia and the Bible (Baker, 2002) and the IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament (InterVarsity Press, 2000) and coeditor of The Ancient Near East and Women in the Ancient Near East. Dr. Chavalas has had fellowships at Yale, Harvard, Cornell, and other universities. He has nine seasons of excavation experience at various Bronze Age sites in Syria, and he is currently President of the American Oriental Society Middle West region and a member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

His research over the past decade has focused on interconnections between ancient Mesopotamia and outlying areas such as Anatolia, Iran, Egypt, and Syro-Palestine. Other recent research has investigated gender constructs in the ancient Near East and Mesopotamian historiography. Dr. Chavalas’ current research is focused on writing a history of Bronze Age Syria from the advent of writing in the third millennium BC to the Iron Age. His courses cover a wide area, including ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Syria, and Turkey; Iran before Islam; women in the ancient world; and the Akkadian and Sumerian languages.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

All courses in this bundle come with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the courses. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools.A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.