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Women of the Torah: Matriarchs and Heroes of Israel

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Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina

Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. Designed for use by individuals or groups, these guides offer a transforming experience of the Word of God. An introduction to lectio divina and leader's notes are included.

"Stephen Binz has bridged the gap between contemplative biblical study and practical application. This is...

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Overview

Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina

Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. Designed for use by individuals or groups, these guides offer a transforming experience of the Word of God. An introduction to lectio divina and leader's notes are included.

"Stephen Binz has bridged the gap between contemplative biblical study and practical application. This is a rare achievement that many readers of Scripture will find profound and spiritually formative."--Thomas C. Oden, general editor, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

"In the Ancient-Future Bible Study series, Stephen Binz opens our minds, imaginations, and hearts to the experience of Scripture that God intends. In each book he leads us through the movements of lectio divina so that by understanding the Word and meditating on it we are drawn closer to the Lord in prayer and prompted to act on it. I believe that users of this series will encounter the Holy Spirit and find themselves enfolded in God's love."--Bert Ghezzi, author, Adventures in Daily Prayer

"The Ancient-Future Bible Study series revives a simple, time-honored framework for listening to God's voice known as lectio divina. This framework does not so much constrain as bring liberty--liberty to explore, to listen, and to grow. Stephen Binz's work is carefully considered, richly textured, and solidly grounded. His seed thoughts will help you dwell richly in the Word."--David Neff, editor in chief, Christianity Today

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Meet the Author

Stephen J. Binz (SSL, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome) is a popular speaker and the highly regarded author of over two dozen books. He is the former director of Little Rock Scripture Study, used in churches throughout the world, and founder and author of Threshold Bible Study. He is also the former editor-in-chief of God's Word Today magazine and is a licensed psychotherapist. Binz lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Table of Contents

Welcome to Ancient-Future Bible Study
The Movements of Lectio Divina
The Essence of Lectio Divina
Your Personal Practice of Ancient-Future Bible Study
Collatio--The Communal Practice of Lectio Divina
Further Help for Groups
Introduction to Women of the Torah: Matriarchs and Heroes of Israel
1. Male and Female in the Image of God (Genesis 1:26-2:3)
2. Woman, the Partner of Man (Genesis 2:4-25)
3. Sin and Its Consequences (Genesis 3:1-13)
4. Eve, Mother of All Who Live (Genesis 3:14-24)
5. Eve, Adah, Zillah, and Naamah (Genesis 4:1-7, 16-26)
6. Noah's Wife and the Wives of His Sons (Genesis 7:1-16; 8:14-19)
7. Sarai Offers Hagar to Bear a Child (Genesis 16:1-16)
8. God Promises a Son to Sarah (Genesis 17:15-22)
9. The Aged Sarah Laughs at God's Promise (Genesis 18:1-15)
10. The Wife and Daughters of Lot (Genesis 19:1-29)
11. Lot's Daughters Manipulate Their Father (Genesis 19:30-38)
12. Sarah Gives Birth and Sends Hagar Away (Genesis 21:1-21)
13. Rebekah Shows Her Willing Heart (Genesis 24:10-33)
14. Rebekah Becomes the Wife of Isaac (Genesis 24:50-67)
15. Rebekah Gives Birth to Two Nations (Genesis 25:19-28)
16. Rebekah Wins the Blessing for Jacob (Genesis 27:5-29)
17. Rebekah Rescues Jacob and Sends Him Away (Genesis 27:41-28:5)
18. Rebekah's Son Meets Rachel at the Well (Genesis 29:1-14)
19. Leah and Rachel Married to Jacob (Genesis 29:15-30)
20. Leah, Bilhah, and Zilpah Give Birth (Genesis 29:31-30:13)
21. Faithful Commitments Fulfilled for Rachel (Genesis 30:14-24)
22. Rachel and Leah Leave Their Homeland (Genesis 31:13-35)
23. The Rape of Dinah (Genesis 34:1-31)
24. Deborah and Rachel Die along the Journey (Genesis 35:6-20)
25. Tamar, the Righteous Woman (Genesis 38:6-30)
26. Joseph and the Egyptian Wife of Potiphar (Genesis 39:1-23)
27. Midwives and Daughters Save God's People (Exodus 1:15-22; 2:1-10)
28. Zipporah, the Wife of Moses (Exodus 2:15-22; 4:19-26)
29. The Prophet Miriam Sings of God's Triumph (Exodus 15:19-21; Numbers 12:1-9)
30. Five Daughters Advocate for Their Rights (Numbers 27:1-11)
Ancient-Future Bible Study for Small Groups
Suggestions for Participating in the Group
Group Study in Six Sessions
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