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Title: Quand les femmes apparaissent sur des ânes
Subtitle: De quelques ambassades féminines à Ougarit et dans la Bible hébraïque
Author(s): LANOIR, Corinne
Journal: Semitica
Volume: 61    Date: 2019   
Pages: 235-263
DOI: 10.2143/SE.61.0.3286693

Abstract :
This article seeks to bring together a peripheral image present at Ugarit and in the Hebrew Bible, that of the woman on a donkey. What does the donkey represent in the Syrian-Palestinian culture, what happens when he becomes the mount of a woman? In common cultural memory, a woman on a donkey could carry the idea of a peaceful embassy but a risky initiative for the protagonist, which transgresses the standards of propriety.

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