Good Girls, Bad Girls: The Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament

Good Girls, Bad Girls: The Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament

by T. J. Wray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742562514

ISBN-13: 9780742562516

Pub. Date: 12/25/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The few popular Bible stories about women are often presented in black and white—the women were good or bad, Ruth or Jezebel. But most of us fall somewhere in between these two extremes. Good Girls, Bad Girls invites readers to take a more nuanced look at 12 women in the Old Testament, to explore their lives more deeply in historical context, and to grasp what

Overview

The few popular Bible stories about women are often presented in black and white—the women were good or bad, Ruth or Jezebel. But most of us fall somewhere in between these two extremes. Good Girls, Bad Girls invites readers to take a more nuanced look at 12 women in the Old Testament, to explore their lives more deeply in historical context, and to grasp what these stories might mean to women today. T. J. Wray, a biblical scholar, asks readers to consider whether Jezebel was really as bad as generally believed, and includes women ranging from the infamous Delilah to the mysterious Witch of Endor. Impeccably researched and beautifully written, Good Girls, Bad Girls will appeal to both individual readers and groups interested in learning what the Bible really has to say about these twelve important women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742562516
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
700,690
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Liars, Lawbreakers, and Lovers Chapter 3 A Woman with a Plan: Rebekah Chapter 4 The Hooker With a Heart of Gold: Rahab Chapter 5 Tricks and Tryst: Delilah Chapter 6 The Girl Next Door: Ruth Chapter 7 Not a Ghost of a Chance: The Witch of Endor Chapter 8 The Menace Beneath the Mascara: Jezebel Part 9 Victims, Volunteers, and Vindicators Chapter 10 Baby, You Owe Me: The Widow Tamar Chapter 11 Big Sister is Watching: Miriam Chapter 12 The Lamb With A Plan: Bathsheba Chapter 13 One Sick Brother: Tamar, Sister of Absalom Chapter 14 A Womb With a View: The Shunammite Chapter 15 Dirty Old Men: Susanna Chapter 16 Conclusion Chapter 17 Resources

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