All the women of the Bible offers a rich biographical perspective on evey female figure in scripture -- including the famous, the little-known, and even the unnamed. In more that 300 engaging and insightful portraits, Edith Deen brings alive the saints and sorceresses, queens and servants, mothers and daughters, wives and widows whose profound influence is felt through-out the Bible. "You can almost trace light and darkness in the Bible by the women themselves,"she writes. "Hannah, praying mother of Samuel, gave birth to a son who became the first great Hebrew prophet. And, of course, there was the mother of Jesus. On the other hand, Jezebel and Herodias were vile influences, the first tearing apart the northern kingdom of Israel, the second causing John the Baptist to be beheaded." Combining thorough detail with a lively and dramatic narrative, All of the Women of the Bible portrays the real women behind the Biblical stories and shows how, in their human struggles and triumphs, they are very much like the women of today. With each major biography identified by Bible chapter and verse and prefaced by a key passage of scripture, this is an ideal resources for teachers, Bible students, preachers, and writers, as well as anyone who wants to learn what it was really like to be a woman in Biblical times.
Author: Edith Deen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Reading the Women of the Bible takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life.
A New Interpretation of Their Stories
Author: Tikva Frymer-Kensky
Available here for the first time in paperback, Women in Scripture is a landmark one-volume reference work exploring all the women mentioned in the Bible, named and unnamed, well known and heretofore not known at all. The book comprises more than 800 articles, written by the finest scholars in the field, that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by the androcentric nature of the biblical record and by centuries of translation and interpretation that have paid little or no attention to them. The women of scripture are remarkably varied--from prophets to prostitutes, military heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to wet nurses, rulers to slaves. Here are familiar faces, such as Eve, Judith, and Mary, seen anew with the full benefit of the most up-to-date biblical scholarship. But the most innovative aspect of the book is the section devoted to the many women who in the scriptures do not even have names. In both scope and accessibility, Women in Scripture is an exceptional work. Combining rigorous scholarship with engaging prose, these articles on women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament will inform, delight, and challenge all readers interested in the Bible.
A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament
Author: Carol Meyers,Toni Craven,Ross Shepard Kraemer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Tells the stories of some of the women in the Old Testament of the Bible, including Sarah and Hagar, Samson's wife Delilah, Ruth and Naomi, Bathsheba, Queen Esther, and others.
Author: Irene Nowell
Publisher: Liturgical Press
A unique resource for individuals and groups interested in studying all the major female characters in the Bible.
52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups
Author: Jean E. Syswerda
The Measure of a Woman helps women discover their strengths and learn from their weaknesses so that they can truly live in accordance with Gods Word. The world tells us one thing about beauty, but God's Word relates that beauty is something much deeper. When women learn how to be beautiful from the inside out, they gain respect and serve as examples to other women. Gene and Elaine Getz share these time-tested and proven guidelines that have led countless women to become living proof of God's love and grace. Here is a chance for even more women to discover the secret to biblical femininity.
Author: Gene A. Getz,Elaine A. Getz
By Toni Whitacre Kratochvil 2009 This book will provide some guidance as to what a virtuous woman is. Toni Whitacre-Kratochvil has brought the understanding of what it is to be a virtuous woman by using examples of women in the Bible both good and bad along side of the verses in Proverbs 31. In this way, you will have a gauge to measure where you are on that scale. Most women are not wholly good or wholly bad, but somewhere in the middle. Come take a seat in this class to learn more about what a virtuous woman is, and how you can become a more virtuous woman yourself.
Author: Toni Whitacre-Kratochvil
Publisher: WestBow Press
The women of the Bible have a lot to say to women of today-how to live, how not to live, what choices to make, and why. The Smart Guide to the Bible: Women of the Bible introduces you to the Old and New Testament's most influential women, both young and old, shy and bold. Through their struggles and situations you'll discover the many blessings of being a wise and faithful woman of God.
Author: Kathy Collard Miller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Discovering Our Sensual, Spiritual Selves
Author: Shoni Labowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today.
How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You
Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
We can learn much from the successes and failures, lives, loves, and legacy of scriptural women—and readers will find great insights in The Women of the Bible Devotional. This brand-new book features 180 quick, easy-to-read entries on nearly every named woman of scripture—from Abigail to Zipporah—and many of the unnamed ladies, such as Job’s wife, the woman caught in adultery, and the persistent widow of Jesus’ parable. Biblical women played a powerful role in God’s plan for humanity, and their stories were recorded for our benefit today. The Women of the Bible Devotional can share important, even life-changing, principles for readers’ quiet time.
Inspiration from the Lives, Loves, and Legacy of Notable Bible Women
Author: Compiled by Barbour Staff
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Aspire: The New Women of Color Study Bible gives you perspectives and insights that focus God’s Word directly on your world as an African-American woman. 100 “Inspire” notes provide insight from God’s Word on issues of life and leadership; 90 prayers tied to Scripture help guide your personal prayers; 95 “From God” notes encourage you to see yourself through God’s eyes; 140 “African Presence” notes reveal the African influence in Scripture; 50 quotes offer the wisdom of African-American women; and 75 character profiles unlock lessons from the lives of "Women of the Bible". Also included in this Bible are 66 book introductions and outlines, the “Family Roots” family tree, reading plans, color maps, cross-references, NIV concordance, index, and more. This eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices. NIV ©2011 The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern English Bible – easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages
For Strength and Inspiration
Mary J. Evans examines the Old and New Testament texts, as well as the cultural and religious attitudes which together shaped the early church's ideas about women's roles. 160 pages, paper
an overview of all the crucial passages on women's roles
Author: Mary J. Evans
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Selected from over 3,500 sermons, this volume features Spurgeon's preaching on women--be they pious, notorious, or infamous--who populate the Old and New Testaments. Included are Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Rahab, Delilah, Ruth, Hannah, the Queen of Sheba, Esther, Mary (the mother of Jesus), Mary of Bethany, Mary and Martha, the Samaritan woman, Lydia, and more. Spurgeon began selling his sermons early in his career, and they have been published in many formats over the last century and a half. Retypeset and redesigned, this new collection from Hendrickson features a modern, easy-to-read format.
Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
Many biblical women play critical roles in the drama of God’s salvation. Women of the Bible grew out of a desire to discover how some of the women who made a difference in the Bible can make a difference in our lives today. Join Pastor James A. Harnish as he takes a closer look at the stories of four extraordinary women in Scripture: Deborah, Abigail, Mary Magdalene, and the woman at the well. You’ll be drawn into a fresh awareness of what it means for all of us--men and women alike--to be more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. The topics and Scriptures in Converge come together to transform readers’ relationships with others, themselves, and God.
Author: James A. Harnish
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Women have had a tremendous impact during Bible times. They either stupefi ed the minds of people during their time, or befuddled them with their actions and reactions. From Mary, the mother of Jesus, an embodiment of virtue and grace in womanhood, to Jezebel, the idolatrous worshipper of Baal, who made a deep impression upon the minds of Gods chosen people. Can you identify with any of these women or is there a character trait of each in you? This is your moment of truth. What character trait dominates your personality? Is your persona characterized with love and compassion or mischief and deceit? Find out in this simply woven body of truth. Who are you and where are you heading?
Women of Influence
Author: Delrose Bramwell-Patterson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation