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Old 06-01-2001, 10:56 PM   #11
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SecWebLurker:
KCTAN: In this aspect, can we assume that the patriarchy of the ancient hebrews maybe preceded by a matriarchy ?

SWL: No.


Goto the website above & get a view of the rise of the human race. Note that the earliest form of a humanized god is female & that her selected are priestesses. Althought it does not mean the society is a matriarchy, it is most likely pro-matriarchial as the ones who held the most influence would most likely be the priestly class.
Patriarchy emerged somewhere after that & the fact that goddess worship is suppressed most fervently (lack of goddesses & emphasis on a male god/creator, making the 1st human male & not from the womb) would of course result in evidence pointing to a matriarchy being destroyed or altered to prevent the females from being in power again.
Although the ancient hebrews may not be preceded by a matriarchy, we can safely bet that they are descendants of a pro-matriarchy like culture whereby their lives are if not governed, most definitely influenced by females.

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