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All The Women Of The Bible
     

All The Women Of The Bible

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by M. L. Del Mastro
 

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ISBN-10: 0785818960

ISBN-13: 2900785818969

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: Castle Books

Have you ever asked yourself these questions in relation to biblical women? Many times we recognize their names - Naomi, Ruth, Sara, Delilah, Jezebel, to name a few - but we can't quite recall their story. And the thought of trying to pinpoint one name out of the many in the Bible, with not a clue where to look, well, it can be quite daunting. All the Women of the

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Have you ever asked yourself these questions in relation to biblical women? Many times we recognize their names - Naomi, Ruth, Sara, Delilah, Jezebel, to name a few - but we can't quite recall their story. And the thought of trying to pinpoint one name out of the many in the Bible, with not a clue where to look, well, it can be quite daunting. All the Women of the Bible can answer all of your questions with the simple turn of a page. It is not only comprehensive and in-depth, but also easy to follow and truly entertaining. All the Women of the Bible is divided into two sections: "The Book of Names" and "The Book of Stories." "The Book of Names" opens the book and contains over 400 entries. It is a biographical dictionary and thesaurus of sorts, listing each woman - whether named, unnamed, or allegorical - along with a short description of her life, alternate spellings, biblical citations where her story can be found and cross references to other dictionary entries. It also points out related entries in the "Book of Stories." This single, alphabetical dictionary is well researched, easy to follow, and overflowing with answers to your each and every question.

"The Book of Stories" makes up the second half of the book and takes quite a different tone than that of the dictionary. Here, retold in rich detail, are the stories of fifty-six very important women - women whose lives were changed by crisis and challenge; women who learned, shared, or shunned faith in the Lord. Many of these stories, when read in the Bible, provide only a bare-bones structure that leaves the reader wondering about the woman's character and choices. What prompted her actions? How heavy was the influence of her culture? In "The Book of Stories," the women are fleshed out and given words and thoughts and ideas to share with the reader. Their stories are true to the original texts, but are infused with life and emotion. They are written in such a way to not only retell the story, but to humanize their characters and provide a basis for moral instruction. And the entertainment - let's not forget that! You can shout with joy as Elizabeth is granted her longed for child, weep with sorrow as Eve remembers the death of Abel, feel the bond of kinship when Ruth refuses to leave Naomi, and experience the piercing sword of revenge as Salome dances for the head of John the Baptizer. They're all here, all real women and all willing to pay whatever price asked to gain their heart's desire. Their struggles, successes and failures still resonate within us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900785818969
Publisher:
Castle Books
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

Introduction9
The Book of Names19
The Book of Stories145
Abigail and the Sudden Smile147
Anna and the Homecoming150
Athaliah and the Almost-Perfect Plan154
Bathsheba and the Rising of the Spring157
Deborah and the Cautious Commander162
Delilah and the Deadly Lure167
Dinah and the Impetuous Brothers175
Elizabeth and the Longed-for Child180
The Ephraimite Levite's Concubine and the Price of Honor184
Esther and the Balance of Power192
Eve and the Charms of the Plausible Stranger199
Eve and the First Fruits207
Hagar and the Impatient Wife216
Hannah and the Excellent Bargain220
Herodias and the Inconvenient Prophet223
Jael and the Desperate General226
Jehosheba and the Vanishing King230
Jephthah's Daughter and the Cost of Victory236
Jezebel and the Stubborn Prophet239
Judith and the Edge of the Blade247
Lot's Daughters and the Wasted Life255
Mahlah and the Challenged Inheritance259
Manoah's Wife and the Wonder-Son265
Martha and the War for Order268
Mary and the Costly Nard271
Mary and the Mothering of God275
Mary and the Quiet Time Between282
Mary and the Sword of Sorrow294
Mary Magdalene and the Questing Heart307
Michal and the Dancing King312
Miriam and the Younger Brothers316
The Patriot Woman of Thebez and the Grasping General320
Potiphar's Wife and the Respectful Slave322
Puah, Shiphrah and the Thwarting of the Pharaoh325
Rachel, Leah and the Duping of the Bridegroom328
Rahab and the Scarlet Cord334
Rebekah and the Camels of Courtship338
Rebekah and the Golden Opportunity344
Rhoda and the Knock at the Door352
Rizpah and the Bones355
Ruth and the Unexpected Gleaning359
Salome and the Silken Snare363
The Samaritan Woman and the Meeting at the Well368
Samson's Wife and the Coils of Betrayal371
Sapphira and the Better Bargain374
Sarah and the Bridal-Night Demon377
Sarah and the End of Patience381
The Shunammite Mother and the Promise Kept387
The Sidonian Widow and the Last Meal-Cake390
Susanna and the Weighty Word393
Tabitha and the Other Side of the Journey397
Tamar and the Long Way Around402
Tamar and the Broken Bread405
The Wise Woman from Abel and the Obvious Solution408
The Woman and the Shattered Jar411
The Woman and the Stone Unthrown417
Bibliography421

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All the Women of the Bible 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ladigerri More than 1 year ago
It is very informative and great research material.
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Dee101g More than 1 year ago
Many people are not aware of how many women are mentioned in the Bible or, if they are, what roll they play. Though I can think of more from the tradition that are not included, this is a nice reference.
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