Sure, I think that’s a pretty fair analysis. But I notice that you didn’t disagree with any of my other claims. I don’t think the idea that women were in a secondary, subservient position in the ancient near-east is surprising or controversial among historians. These societies were all built from the ground up through a patriarchal lens. What I’m claiming is 1) that this is morally wrong, and 2) Yahweh’s laws themselves helped to cement these immoral ideas about genders in ancient Israel, and subsequently throughout history and down to our own ideas about sex and gender today.
EDIT–Actually, after considering your response for a bit, and noticing @niteguy2’s reference to agriculture and pregnancy, I’m not sure this line of thinking does work as a defense against sexism in Leviticus 27. In fact, I think it further illustrates my point.
You’re certainly correct that ancient societies like Israel put a premium on agricultural work. But even if we adopt the ancient gendered views that men should perform agricultural work and secure food, and women keep the home, prepare food, care for and deliver children etc. I still fail to see how Yahweh’s valuing of agricultural work over “women’s work” is anything other than sexist. It’s the same thing that men have done throughout history. We value the things we do more than the things women do, even if both sets of tasks are equally necessary to a society’s wellbeing. You can’t tell me that agricultural work is more important to an ancient agrarian society than bearing and caring for children. Without women performing these tasks, how would society function at all? It couldn’t. And yet women (and their “usefulness” before Yahweh) are considered to be worth 3/5ths of the man and his work product. I dunno, that still seems pretty sexist to me.
In fact, in this area I think we might be able to provide evidence to show that other Canaanite nations of the time may have been more equitable. Fertility cults were common, and often elevated the role of women in a society, revering them for their ability to bring life into the world. Instead of celebrating this, Yahweh’s law codifies the biological functions of women’s bodies as ceremonially unclean. And, of course, pagan fertility beliefs were stamped out by the cult of Yahweh wherever they were found. Just do a quick Bible search on Asherah poles to get an idea of what Yahweh and his representatives thought of these views.