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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Patai, Raphael, 1910-1996
Sex and family in the Bible and the Middle East
Published By: Original publisher
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. 1959. 282 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Raphael Patai
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Gender status (562);
Theological systems (779);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study draws heavily on the nineteenth and twentieth century ethnography of the Middle East to understand gender roles and relations in Ancient Israel, a direct historical approached deemed valid because biblical and late modern families in the region were endogamous, patrilineal, patriarchal, patrilocal, extended and polygynous.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2020
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
2000 BC–1950 AD
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sex--Religious aspects//Middle East--Social life and customs