Women in the Bible

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Deciphering women's stories in the Bible can be frustrating and lead to dead ends. So many women appear once and then disappear. Most are not even given a name. Women in the Bible uncovers women's stories and provides tools for studying women in the Bible. Each chapter examines a particular group of women, such as wives and mothers, prophets and leaders, then focuses on individual women.

Insights: Bible Studies For Growing Faith is a fresh and timely Bible study series. In these...

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Overview

Deciphering women's stories in the Bible can be frustrating and lead to dead ends. So many women appear once and then disappear. Most are not even given a name. Women in the Bible uncovers women's stories and provides tools for studying women in the Bible. Each chapter examines a particular group of women, such as wives and mothers, prophets and leaders, then focuses on individual women.

Insights: Bible Studies For Growing Faith is a fresh and timely Bible study series. In these short-term, thematically based resources, individuals and groups are invited to find meaning and direction for their lives by exploring the Scriptures in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking.

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Barbara J. Essex, author of Bad Girls of the Bible (The Pilgrim Press, 1999) and Bread of Life: Lenten Reflections for Individuals and Groups (The Pilgrim Press, 1998), is Minister and Director of Pastoral Services at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface 6

Making Sense of the Bible 7

1 Wives and Mothers 15

Eve: Genesis 16

Sarah: Genesis 19

Mary, Mother of Jesus: Matthew, Luke, John 21

Reflection Questions 24

2 Widows 26

Tamar: Genesis 27

The Persistent Widow: Luke 29

Reflection Questions 30

3 Victims 31

Hagar: Genesis 31

Jephthah's Daughter: Judges 34

Reflection Questions 36

4 Prophets 37

Miriam: Exodus, Numbers 38

Deborah: Judges 40

Huldah: 2 Kings 41

Reflection Questions 42

5 Harlots 43

Rahab: Joshua 44

Gomer: Hosea 45

Reflection Questions 48

6 Royal Women 49

Jezebel: 1 and 2 Kings 50

Esther: Esther 52

Herodias: Matthew and Mark 53

Reflection Questions 55

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