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Women in the Old Testament

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The women in the Old Testament, too long invisible, have rich stories that are vital to the on-going revelation of God's relationship with a covenant people. Women in the Old Testament introduces readers to some biblical women. Here, readers meet mothers and wives, queens and slaves, prophets and warriors, powerful women and victims; women whose stories offer us courage and insight.

In Women in the Old Testament Sister Irene explores not only the lives of such well-known women as Sarah, Deborah, Ruth, Eve, and Naomi, but also those of lesser-known women such as Michal, Tamar, and Jezebel. Each of these women has unique characteristics; each of their stories is food for our imaginations. In addition, Sister Nowell looks at those Bible stories that tell us what it means to be a woman created in the image of God and that portray God in the image of a woman.

Biblical stories help us imagine the relationship of God with human beings, and they give us words to describe our own relationship with God. This introduction to the lives of biblical women encourages readers - in adult study groups and those who are interested in the many women in the Old Testament - to search for more accounts of biblical women and also to find the narrative of faith reflected in the stories of their own lives.

Sister Irene begins each chapter with suggestions for readings and includes biblical excerpts.

Chapters are: Women of Israel's Beginnings: Sarah and Hagar;" "More Women of Israel's Beginnings: Rebekah, Leah and Rachel, The Maids, Dinah, Tamar;" "Women of Israel's Passover: The Midwives, Moses' Mother, Pharaoh's Daughter, Miriam, Zipporah;" "Women of Israel's Early Tribes: Rahab, Deborah and Jail, Jephthah's Daughter, Samson's Mother, Samson's Wife, Delilah;" "More Women of Israel's Early Tribes: Ruth, Naomi, and Orpah ,Hannah and Peninnah;" "Women of Israel's Monarchy: Michal, Bathsheba, Tamar, Queen of Sheba, Jezebel;" "Woman, The Image of God: Eve, Wisdom/Sophia;" "Women of Courage and Strength: Judith, Susanna;" and "Queen Esther." A bibliography is also included.

Irene Nowell, OSB, is the director of community formation for the Benedictine sisters of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. She is an experienced college and adult education teacher of Scripture and a workshop and retreat presenter. She is the author of Sing a New Song: The Psalms in the Sunday Lectionary, also published by The Liturgical Press. She is also a member of the editorial board for the revised Old Testament of the NAB."

Synopsis:

"Women in the Old Testament" introduces readers to mothers and wives, queens and slaves, prophets and warriors, powerful women and victims--women whose stories offer courage and insight. This introduction to the lives of biblical women encourages readers--in adult study groups and those who are interested in the many women in the Old Testament--to find the narrative of faith reflected in the stories of their own lives.

About the Author

Irene Nowell, OSB, of the Benedictine community of Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas, teaches Scripture courses at Saint John's School of Theology Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. She is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association, and the author of many books including Women in the Old Testament, and Numbers in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary, as well as Old Testament editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible, all published by Liturgical Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814624111
Author:
Nowell, Irene
Publisher:
Liturgical Press
Author:
Nowell, Irene, Osb
Location:
Collegeville, Minn. :
Subject:
Bible - Study - Old Testament
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
O. t.
Subject:
Women in the bible
Subject:
Bible - Biography - Old Testament
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Old Testament
Subject:
Biblical Biography - Old Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Old Testament General
Subject:
Catholicism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
96
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 0.63 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Women in the Old Testament" introduces readers to mothers and wives, queens and slaves, prophets and warriors, powerful women and victims--women whose stories offer courage and insight. This introduction to the lives of biblical women encourages readers--in adult study groups and those who are interested in the many women in the Old Testament--to find the narrative of faith reflected in the stories of their own lives.
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