Purity, Sex, Childbirth, and STDs: How to Live as a Woman in First-century Israel

Updated: Apr 24, 2020


What could you expect during childbirth in the first-century? How did you maintain ritual purity, and how did it affect your daily life? Did you have to worry about catching an STD? What happened to unwanted babies? Read on to learn more about women's experiences in the biblical era!


Welcome to the seventh post in our series on How to Live as a Woman in First-century Israel!


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