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women in the old testament

    Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    Seeing Myself in the Texts of Terror

    Hannah Gaddini

    The other day I happened to go through some old writings from college and I stumbled upon something. It was a reflection I…

    Women and the Bible

    Shallum’s Daughters: Builders of the Wall

    Leigh Powers

    It’s just one line from a single verse in the third chapter of Nehemiah, but it fascinates me: Shallum, son of Hallohesh, ruler…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Quick Start Guide to Equality in Genesis

    Hannah Thompson

    The creation accounts in Genesis are of utmost importance when discussing gender relations within the Church. “Creation order” is a foundational claim of…

    Women and the Bible

    Athaliah & Jehosheba: Rebellion & Redemption in the Old Testament

    Lydia Leigh

    Athaliah was the daughter of Jezebel and King Ahab of Israel. Her marriage to King Jehoram of Judah was a political alliance that…

    "Notorious" Passages / Biblical Equality / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Curse of Genesis 3: A Lament

    Gail Wallace

    In doing some research on Genesis 3, I came upon this provocative poem by Carmen J. Bryant: God said to man, “The earth…

    Women and the Bible

    The Queen & the Cupbearer: Connections between Esther & Nehemiah

    Gail Wallace

    Although the book of Nehemiah has long been one of my favorite bible stories, it was only recently that I noticed an interesting…

    Women and the Bible

    What You Need to Know About Bathsheba

    Dalaina May

    Like many other children raised in the church, I grew up hearing the famous stories of Scripture. Noah’s ark, Samson’s strength, and Gideon’s…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    Whispers of Hope and Subversion in the Old Testament

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    It may seem strange that I became an egalitarian through the back door of Old Testament patriarchal culture and history. But it worked…

    Women and the Bible

    Rahab’s Role in Our Redemption

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    The story of Jericho is a gruesome one. When the Israelites took the city they destroyed the inhabitants, men, women, children, and animals,…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Intervention of Zipporah: Protector of Moses

    Lydia Leigh

    One of the things I love about the Bible is that has so much to say about the ability and calling of women…

    Women and the Bible

    The Midwives vs. Pharaoh in Exodus: A Question of Power

    Craig Anderson

    One of our goals this year is to publish more content that enriches our understanding of women in the bible and their importance…

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