Season 2: Episode 36
Childhood in Ancient Israel—What Can We Know?
Date Aired: 10/08/2023
Pop quiz—name a famous kid from the Hebrew Bible. Baby Moses? Teenage David? That’s about it. The Bible may be largely silent about childhood, but we can gather clues from archeology and ethnography to piece together a picture of what it was like to be a kid in ancient Israel. Special guest Kristine Garroway from Hebrew Union College joins Helen and Dave to reconstruct family life in ancient Israel: spiritual anxieties around pregnancy, ancient adoption, and the chore lists for little Israelite boys and girls.
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