Monday, November 17, 2014

Fewer Women in Biblical Archaeology


I teach in a Christian School where only men teach the Bible classes. I have offered several electives over the past 7 years on books of the Bible and rarely have I had a female student in the class. It may be that females are getting the idea that the Bible is a "guy thing." On the other hand, my course on "Women of the Bible" which I teach at a women's college has had only one male student in three years. Perhaps women are more likely to engage if the course of study is tailored to them. This is true certainly true for Biblical Anthropology, the field I have been pioneering for 30+ years.


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