Biblical Women and Dead Sea Dates

Biblical Women and Dead Sea Dates

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Almost 1,900 years ago, a document was drawn up in the Holy Land — with a background probably quite similar to the one above. At the time — 127 CE, to be exact — the Roman governor Titus Aninius Sextus Florentinus who ruled over the Holy Land called for a census.

In response to the census, a woman named Tamar daughter of Thamous responded by claiming her “date orchard called Algiphiamma” by the Dead Sea. Tamar (which means “date” in Hebrew, by the way) also owned fields “for sowing barley,” and a portion of her barley and date harvests were required as payment to the ruling Romans.

We all know that today’s Israel is the freest and safest land in the entire Middle East for women. And it’s nice to see that it’s always been that way, even as far back as Bible times!

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