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Hagar: Friend or Foe?

Hagar  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 … 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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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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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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