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Romney-Wegner's insights are important to a feminist analysis of ancient legal texts that kept women contained. Since her interests are legal and not literary, however, the powerful language of the text, and the rabbinic fantasies that expand upon it, are out of her purview. She does not wonder about the.effect upon the image ofwomen when a society creates its only trial by ordeal in order to punish their improper sexual behavior. Clearly the integration of research on women from many different fields is needed to circumvent the borders ofour particular disciplines. Each analysis of the Sotah will present a partial picture until we use an interdisciplinary analysis that encompasses many partial views.