Clothing and Adornment

  title={Clothing and Adornment},
  author={A. Batten},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  pages={148 - 159}
  • A. Batten
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
  • This guide introduces readers to some of the primary and secondary literature on clothing and adornment in antiquity, spanning ancient near eastern contexts to those of early Christianity. In particular, the discussion examines the social roles of these phenomena, including how they can function as symbols of power, status and honor. Gender issues also come to the fore, as women’s dress faces increasing scrutiny by male writers.