The Question of Women's Testimony in Judaic Religions

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Halil H.

İnternational Humanities and Social Sciences Conferance, Praha, Czech Republic, 17 - 19 April 2015, pp.277-283

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Praha
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-283
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


It is an unarguable truth that women, who have occupied an important place in the history of humanity, are a crucial problem in all Semitic religions, especially in Jewish culture. The first sin committed by Eve in Paradise, which is considered the source of this problem, caused women living in Jewish culture to be seen as sinners. As a result of this situation, women have been seen as an excluded part of society in terms of their social status and rights, and they have been charged with serving their families by being shut in their houses throughout history. Unfortunately, the continuation of Jewish culture, Christianity and Islam has not attributed to women the value they deserve and has treated them as second-class human beings. The religious problems that began with purdah reached their peak in law. In this study, we will examine women’s secondary importance in terms of testimony in Islamic culture and the view of women as deficient in terms of religion and mind.