Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Vol 20, No 1 (2007)

Tehat the Weaver: Women's Experience in Manichaeism in Fourth-century Roman Kellis

Majella Franzmann
Issued Date: 10 Mar 2007


There is noise in the distance, someone shouting, a child runs by, calling as she passes the house. The woman at the weaving loom stops abruptly and comes to the door, shading her eyes to look against the glare of the sun towards the distance where the slow line of camels signals the return of the camel freight train to the town of Kellis. She is a business woman, owning a part of the thriving weaving business and perhaps also a part of the camel freight business. She is the Manichaean woman, Tehat.

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DOI: 10.1558/arsr.v20i1.17


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