Exodus: for a better world?

Cover to Cover

Reading: Exodus 18:1-21:36

Focus: Exodus 21:1-11

In a world where Patriarchy is viewed with disdain, where Feminism seeks equality, the argument often draws upon ancient Patriarchal systems where women were viewed with inequality and treated unfairly. However, as one explores the instalment of social systems within Israel, while it is still a Patriarchal system, it is not without its provision for women. Admittedly, while women and slaves were viewed as property, they are not without rights (though that would be argued by many). Women and slaves were still to be provided for with care and dignity (where most people struggle is that human nature often fails in this endeavour).

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