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TheBookLady

I am a lifetime student of the Bible, and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in English at the University of San Diego in 1989. I've been a Christian my entire life, and a born-again Christian since 1996. My husband and I have 5 children, and currently live in beautiful Colorado, surrounded by the majesty of God's creation. Because of my love for Christ, writing and psychology, my passion is bringing people to God through examining the different women in the Bible. Through God's Holy Spirit, I pray that His Name, His Word, and His Saving Grace through His Son Jesus Christ becomes read throughout the world.
TheBookLady has written 17 posts for Women in the Bible

Hagar: Friend or Foe?

Hagar is without a doubt one of the most controversial figures in Judaic and Arabic history. She leads a remarkably checkered life, being the daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh, the concubine of Abraham, and the mother of the Arab nation.  Who, then, is this enigmatic woman? Was she a victim of circumstance, or did she … Continue reading

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Bathsheba

Bathsheba, wife of King David and mother of King Solomon, was God’s chosen woman to be the ancestor of Jesus Christ. Her pedigree was flawless; her character undeniably virtuous; her timeless beauty beyond compare. King David doted on her, ferociously loved her, and protected her with the vigilance of the great Lion of Judah. Proverbs … Continue reading

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Rebekah

Rebekah Her life, personality, and legacy is intricately and irretrievably woven within the fabric around the Bible’s most extraordinary men: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yet it is Rebekah herself who is chosen as God’s instrument, ensuring that His protection and blessings are bestowed upon Jacob and the nation of Israel. Israel, as we know it … Continue reading

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Martha

Martha, Martha. A woman whom Jesus depended on for ministering, nurturing, hospitality, friendship, companionship, rest and respite. Understand what Jesus is saying, and not saying to his friend, since He is speaking to all women of the past, present and future, including you. Martha has received quite a lot of criticism over the years, for … Continue reading

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The Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman

The Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works … Continue reading

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The Syro-Phoenician Woman

The Syro-Phoenician Woman The story of the Syro-Phoenician woman, found in Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-29, has to be one of the most controversial, misunderstood passages in the entire Bible. Antagonists of Jesus use it to call Him a cold, impassive, uncaring racist who cruelly insults a woman, calling her nothing more than a dog. … Continue reading

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Esther: A Woman Born for “Such a Time as This”

The Book of Esther, though penned nearly 2,500 years ago, should be a lengthy expose in the New York Times. Take a quick whirlwind tour of modern news. See the gruesome, horrifying news as the Boko Haran terrorists kidnap and force hundreds of Nigerian girls into sexual slavery. Witness the torturous accounts of Hitler’s persecution … Continue reading

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Orpah: The Forgotten One For a Reason

Orpah…You don’t recognize her name? There’s probably a good reason for that, since she is only mentioned twice in the Bible, leaving her nameless legacy behind in the land of obscurity and forgotten lore. Orpah was the veritable seed that fell upon the stony places that Jesus had alluded to in his parable of the … Continue reading

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Herodias: Are You Her?

Are you her? Take a quick moment and take stock of your life: your husband, your boyfriend, your past relationships. Are you divorced for a reason other than marital unfaithfulness? Are you remarried? Or are you married to someone who has been divorced outside of adultery? Are you having an affair? Are you living with … Continue reading

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JAEL – Most Blessed of Women

“Blessed is she among women.” A distinctive honor not just given to the Virgin Mary, but also to a little-known nomadic warrior who descended from a priestly clan in 1125 B.C. A woman who, akin to the Virgin Mary, courageously helped save the Israelite nation despite the oppressive cultural norms for women, and chose God’s … Continue reading

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SARAH – THE MOTHER OF THE JEWISH NATION

Sarah, the Founding Matriarch of Judaism, is legendary for her enduring faithfulness to God, and her unswerving commitment to her husband Abraham. Characteristics abound as she is described as faithful, beautiful, loving, steadfast, authoritative, caring, submissive, obedient, stubborn, hospitable, fearless, and loyal. Volumes have been written about her, as her heroic life has been told … Continue reading

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ELIZABETH

Elizabeth, widely known for her role as mother of John the Baptist and relative of the Virgin Mary, is one of the most prominent, highly regarded women in the Bible. Although these two roles speak volumes as to her historical biblical and historical significance, they speak little as to what Elizabeth endured and experienced to … Continue reading

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Joanna, wife of Cuza

  Enter Joanna, a disciple of Christ, who is mentioned in a mere two verses of the Bible. As typical of many women during the Biblical era, virtually no background information is written about her. We don’t know whose family she came from, what village she grew up in, or if she had any children. … Continue reading

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The Pharaoh’s Daughter – Moses’ Adoptive Mother

Exodus 2:1-8: Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him o longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and … Continue reading

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The Queen of Sheba

 Do you notice that the Queen of Sheba is not given a name in the Bible, only her title? And interestingly enough, any direct archaeological evidence of the legendary queen of Sheba is not found in any other historical sources, besides that of the Bible and Josephus. Her legend, though, abounds because of her unquenchable … Continue reading

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Abi(Jah)

ABI (ABIJAH) II Kings 18:2, II Chronicles 29:1 II Kings 18:2: He [Hezekiah] was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah. II Chronicles 29:1: Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. … Continue reading

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Abijah

II Kings 18:2: He [Hezekiah] was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah. II Chronicles 29:1: Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah.  … Continue reading

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