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Martha

“Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do … 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 Wife of Zechariah and Mother of John the Baptist Luke 1: 5-25; 39-80 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 … Continue reading

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Joanna, wife of Cuza

Joanna   By Stephanie Catmull   Luke 8:3 Luke 24:10   Luke 8:1-3 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) … Continue reading

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The Pharaoh’s Daughter – Moses’ Adoptive Mother

Pharaoh’s Daughter (Moses’ Adoptive/Foster Mother)   By Stephanie Catmull   Exodus 2: 1-8 Acts 7:20-22   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. … Continue reading

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The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba by Stephanie Catmull 1 Kings 10: 1-13 Matthew 12:42  (I Kings 10: 1-13) When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying … 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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