This synthesis draws on the work of: Carol Meyers, Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context (New York: Oxford, 1991); Nathan MacDonald, What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008); and Ronald A. Simkins, “Family in the Political Economy of Monarchic Judah,” The Bible and Critical Theory 1 (2004).