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Mary, Mother of Jesus

Her family lived in humble stone and mud-brick houses, with Mary spending her days grinding wheat and barley into flour, and making their meals which consisted of vegetables, eggs, fruits, and nuts. Her daily routine would consist of making the bread, feeding the chickens, caring for the donkey, and making her clothing from the wool … Continue reading

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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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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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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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