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Every OT Woman

A Sympathetic Look at Bathsheba

December 2nd, 2014

Bathsheba is described as a seductress by some, a conniving political opportunist by others. I present a more sympathetic view of Bathsheba, and aim to highlight, without imaginative or salacious embellishments, how the Scriptures depict her. Continue reading»

Bible Women who Led Celebrations & Lamentations

August 1st, 2013

In the Bible we see that many women were involved in the life of their community. One public role that some women engaged in was the celebration of military victories and other joyous events, and, conversely, the lamentation of defeat, tragedy, and loss. What benefit did these celebrants and wailing women provide? Continue reading»

Three obscure Old Testament women with clout

June 17th, 2013

Ever heard of Sera, Aksah or Sheerah? I hadn’t . . . not until I decided to read through the Old Testament, slowly, keeping an eye out for every women mentioned. Here’s a little something about these three influential Bible women. [600 words] Continue reading»

Abigail: A Bible Woman with Beauty and Brains

March 8th, 2013

Abigail was a smart, strong Bible woman who helped her husband by going against his wishes. She is just one of many prophetic women who God used for his purposes. Continue reading»

Salome: Was the “dancing” daughter of Herodias a child?

December 18th, 2012

In this post I look at Salome, the daughter of Herodias, who “danced” for Herod Antipas. How old was she? Did she actually dance? Was she out to deliberately seduce her step-father? What became of her? Continue reading»

Rahab and Lydia: Two Faith-filled Bible Women

July 13th, 2012

Rahab in the Old Testament, and Lydia in the New, are separated by 1000s of years and 1000s of miles, yet there are intriguing similarities between the two women. Continue reading»

God wants women to be happy in marriage

July 9th, 2012

A woman told me the other day that it was God’s will she suffer in her marriage. Today I read a verse that shows God wants women to be happy in marriage. [700 words] Continue reading»

Paul’s Masculine and Feminine Leadership

May 17th, 2012

Some people believe that being a leader is a man’s role and that it is unfeminine for women to be leaders. Does the Bible teach that leadership is masculine?

In 1 Thessalonians chapter 2, Paul described his apostolic ministry in both maternal and paternal terms. In Numbers 11:12, Moses described his ministry in maternal terms. It seems that God does not want his people led in a purely paternal or masculine manner. [1000 words] Continue reading»

Beauty, Marriage, Motherhood and Ministry

April 1st, 2012

There are distinct differences between the Old and New Testaments in how women are described, especially in regard to beauty, marriage, motherhood, ministry. Continue reading»

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