badboy: You are such a bad boy, you didn't answer my question!
Amazing: You've got to be kidding!! Are you saying that the story wasn't written? And that the only writings that were allowed were by the scribes? What about writings that predated the Bible?
And as far as the female dominated society, I have to agree with Patio on that one.
I won't argue the point that this story could be the figment of someone's imagination. I think the whole Bible is just that.
And I think you took the easy way out with your answer. Of course men would want a mixture of both. But if all you had to choose from was either/or which one would it be?
Moe: I believe it is based upon the medieval book Alphabet of Ben Sira, which I have not had a chance to investigate in depth myself.