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Women of the Bible 52 Studies

Women of the Bible 52 Studies

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Focus on 52 women in Scripture - and discover yourself in the process. This study edition of the WOMEN OF THE BIBLE devotional is designed for those who want to delve more deeply into the lives of women like Ruth, Anna and Esther.

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Focus on 52 women in Scripture - and discover yourself in the process. This study edition of the WOMEN OF THE BIBLE devotional is designed for those who want to delve more deeply into the lives of women like Ruth, Anna and Esther.
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As you immerse yourself in their lives, you'll see more and more places where your life intersects with theirs.Focus on fifty-two female heroes in Scripture, and you'll discover yourself in the process. Women of the Bible: 52 Studies for Individuals and Groups is designed especially for those who want to delve more deeply, either alone or in a group, into the lives of women like Ruth, Anna, Esther, Leah, Rachel, Mary, Elizabeth, and other women who encountered the living God.This study edition of the best-seller Women of the Bible, includes an introduction to each woman, major Scripture passages, study materials, and cultural backgrounds. There are fifty-two studies, one for each week of the year. Newly gathered study aids include helpful charts as well as a complete listing of all women of the Bible, with pertinent Scripture references. Space is included to record your thoughts and insights.Each timeless biblical story mirrors the challenges and changes today's women face. Through un
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Women of the Bible: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and GroupsCopyright 1999, 2002 by Ann Spangler and Jean SyswerdaAn abridgment of Women of the BibleCopyright 1999 by Ann Spangler and Jean SyswerdaRequests for information should be addressed to:Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530ISBN 0-310-24492-7All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible: New InternationalVersion. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permissionof Zondervan. All rights reserved.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmittedin any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.Published in association with Wolgemuth and Associates, Inc., 8600 Crestgate Circle, Orlando, FL32819.Interior design by Susan AmbsPrinted in the United States of America05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 - 25 24 23 22 21 10 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8We want to hear from you. Please send your comments about thisbook to us in care of the address below. Thank you.EVEHer Name Means "Life-giving"or "Mother of All Who Have Life"HER CHARACTER: She came into the world perfectly at peace with herGod and with her husband, the only other person onthe planet. She lived in Paradise, possessing everypleasure imaginable. She never knew the meaning ofembarrassment, misunderstanding, hurt, estrangement,envy, bitterness, grief, or guilt until she listened to herenemy and began to doubt God.KEY SCRIPTURES: Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 2-4The man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all thebeasts of the field.But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God causedthe man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one ofthe man''s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.Then the LORD Godmade a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he broughther to the man.The man said,"This is now bone of my bonesand flesh of my flesh;she shall be called ''woman,''for she was taken out of man."For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united tohis wife, and they will become one flesh.The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals theLORD God had made. He said to the woman,"Did God really say,''Youmust not eat from any tree in the garden''?"The woman said to the serpent,"We may eat fruit from the trees in thegarden, but God did say,''You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in themiddle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.''""You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman."For Godknows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be likeGod, knowing good and evil."When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food andpleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some andate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they werenaked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.. . . So the LORD God said to the serpent,"Because you have done this,"Cursed are you above all the livestockand all the wild animals!You will crawl on your bellyand you will eat dustall the days of your life."GENESIS 2:20-3:7, 14Eve''s Life and TimesC h i l d b i r t hEve was the first woman to conceive a child, the first to harbor a fertilizedegg in her womb. Did she understand the miracle taking placewithin her as her belly swelled and her child began to move? Did sheknow the wonder of love for a child yet unborn? The Bible doesn''t giveus those answers. But it does tell us that Eve recognized that life was inGod''s control.At Cain''s birth she exclaimed,"With the help of the Lord,I have brought forth a man" (Genesis 4:1).God''s judgment o
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Table Of Contents

  • Contents
  • Introduction...9
  • 1. Eve ...11
  • 2. Sarah...16
  • 3. Hagar ...20
  • 4. Lot's Wife ...24
  • 5. Rebekah ...28
  • 6. Rachel ...32
  • 7. Leah ...37
  • 8. Tamar, Daughter-in-law Of Judah...41
  • 9. Potiphar's Wife ...45
  • 10. The Mothers Of Moses:
  • Jochebed And Pharaoh's Daughter ...50
  • 11. Miriam ...55
  • 12. Rahab ...59
  • 13. Deborah ...63
  • 14. Jael ...67
  • 15. Delilah ...71
  • 16. Naomi ...75
  • 17. Ruth ...79
  • 18. Hannah ...83
  • 19. Michal ...87
  • 20. Abigail...91
  • 21. The Woman Of Endor ...96
  • 22. Bathsheba ...99
  • 23. Tamar,daughter Of King David...103
  • 24. The Wise Woman Of Abel Beth Maacah ...107
  • 25. Rizpah ...111
  • 26. The Queen Of Sheba ...114
  • 27. Jezebel ...119
  • 28. The Widow Of Zarephath...123
  • 29. The Shunammite Woman ...127
  • 30. Athaliah And Jehosheba ...130
  • 31. Huldah ...135
  • 32. Gomer ...139
  • 33. Esther ...143
  • 34. The Woman Of Proverbs 31 ...146
  • 35. The Shulammite Woman ...150
  • 36. Elizabeth ...154
  • 37. Mary, The Mother Of Jesus ...158
  • 38. Anna...162
  • 39. The Woman Of Samaria...166
  • 40. The Woman Who Lived A Sinful Life ...171
  • 41. The Woman With The Issue Of Blood ...175
  • 42. Herodias ...180
  • 43. Joanna ...184
  • 44. The Syrophoenician Woman ...188
  • 45. Martha...192
  • 46. Mary Of Bethany...196
  • 47. Salome, Mother Of The Zebedees ...201
  • 48. The Widow With Two Coins ...205
  • 49. Mary Magdalene ...209
  • 50. Dorcas...213
  • 51. Lydia...217
  • 52. Priscilla ...221
  • Appendixes
  • All The Women Of The Bible ...225
  • Timeline Of Women In The Bible...231
  • Sons Of Jacob...232
  • Jewish Calendar...233
  • Women In Jesus' Family Tree ...234
  • Women In Jesus' Life And Ministry...235
  • Money ...236
  • The Reigns Of The Herods ...237
  • The Herod Family
  • In The New Testament ...238
  • Alphabetical Index Ofwomen
  • Abigail...91
  • Anna...162
  • Athaliah ...130
  • Bathsheba ...99
  • Deborah ...63
  • Delilah ...71
  • Dorcas ...213
  • Elizabeth...154
  • Esther ...143
  • Eve...11
  • Gomer ...139
  • Hagar...20
  • Hannah ...83
  • Herodias ...180
  • Huldah ...135
  • Jael ...67
  • Jehosheba ...130
  • Jezebel ...119
  • Joanna ...184
  • Jochebed ...50
  • Leah ...37
  • Lot's Wife ...24
  • Lydia...217
  • Martha...192
  • Mary Of Bethany...196
  • Mary Magdalene...209
  • Mary, The Mother Of Jesus ...158
  • Michal ...87
  • Miriam ...55
  • Naomi...75
  • Pharaoh's Daughter ...50
  • Potiphar's Wife ...45
  • Priscilla ...221
  • Queen Of Sheba ...114
  • Rachel ...32
  • Rahab ...59
  • Rebekah...28
  • Rizpah ...111
  • Ruth ...79
  • Salome,mother Of The Zebedees ...201
  • Sarah ...16
  • Shulammite Woman ...150
  • Shunammite Woman ...127
  • Syrophoenician Woman ...188
  • Tamar,daughter Of King David ...103
  • Tamar, Daughter-in-law Of Judah...41
  • Widow With Two Coins ...205
  • Widow Of Zarephath ...123
  • Wise Woman Of Abel Beth Maacah...107
  • Woman Of Endor ...96
  • Woman Of Proverbs 31...146
  • Woman Of Samaria ...166
  • Woman With The Issue Of Blood ...175
  • Woman Who Lived A Sinful Life ...171

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EVE Her Name Means 'Life-giving' or 'Mother of All Who Have Life' HER CHARACTER: She came into the world perfectly at peace with her God and with her husband, the only other person on the planet. She lived in Paradise, possessing every pleasure imaginable. She never knew the meaning of embarrassment, misunderstanding, hurt, estrangement, envy, bitterness, grief, or guilt until she listened to her enemy and began to doubt God. KEY SCRIPTURES: Genesis 1:26--31; Genesis 2--4 The man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh.Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man.' For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman,'Did God really say,'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?' The woman said to the serpent,'We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say,'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'' 'You will not surely die,' the serpent said to the woman.'For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.' When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. . . . So the LORD God said to the serpent,'Because you have done this, 'Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.' GENESIS 2:20--3:7, 14 Eve's Life and Times C h i l d b i r t h Eve was the first woman to conceive a child, the first to harbor a fertilized egg in her womb. Did she understand the miracle taking place within her as her belly swelled and her child began to move? Did she know the wonder of love for a child yet unborn? The Bible doesn't give us those answers. But it does tell us that Eve recognized that life was in God's control.At Cain's birth she exclaimed,'With the help of the Lord, I have brought forth a man' (Genesis 4:1). God's judgment on Eve---'with pain you will give birth to children'--- was no doubt exactly what Eve experienced in birthing this first child. It's the process we appropriately term labor.Eve likely bore the pain and went through the entire birth with only Adam's help. Later, Hebrew women had the help of experienced midwives, who knew remedies for common delivery difficulties. Midwives' responsibilities after the birth included cutting the umbilical cord,washing the newborn, rubbing it with salt for cleansing, and then wrapping it in swaddling cloths. The birth stool referred to in Exodus 1:16 was probably a low stool on which the mother-to-be squatted, allowing the force of gravity to aid in the birth process.The midwife and possibly other close relatives held the mother's hands to give comfort as well as stability as the mother bore down. Our Life and Times Women throughout the centuries have borne the results of Eve's sin. Their pain in childbearing unites them in a common bond of an experience shared.The experience is an unusual combination of the earthy and at the same time the unearthly.The pains, the panting, the mess and disorder connected with the birth of a child are of the earth, of Eve herself. But what is brought forth, and the bond between the mother and the child of this experience, is unearthly, something only the Creator of life could forge. Eve's Legacy in Scripture Read Genesis 2:21--25. 1. Describe Adam's situation (2:18, 20). In this paradise, what need did he have that only a woman could fulfill? 2. What does being 'one flesh' (2:24) in a marriage mean, both physically and spiritually? 3. Think of a couple who truly seems to be 'one flesh.'What is their relationship like? Read Genesis 3:1--13. 4. Genesis 3:1--5 is one of the saddest passages in Scripture, but also the one that sets the stage for all that is to come. How easily do you think the serpent deceived Eve? Do you think she ate of the fruit the first time he approached her, or did he wear her down over a period of time? 5. Why did Eve eat the fruit (3:6)? 6. Eve is rationalizing her sin here. Even though she knew it was wrong, she came up with three reasons for eating from the tree.What sorts of reasons do you come up with to rationalize your sin? 14 WOMEN OF THE BIBLE 7. Adam and Eve produce a classic scene of passing the blame:Adam blames Eve; Eve blames the serpent (3:12--13). Is any one of the three participants any more or less to blame? What do the curses God pronounces on each tell you about who is 'at fault' (3:14--19)? Read Genesis 3:20--24. 8. What is the first thing God does for Adam and Eve after he declares what their punishment will be? 9. What does God's act tell you about him? What do you think he is willing to do for you after you have sinned and repented? Read Genesis 4:1--2. 10. Whom does Eve acknowledge as the source of life (4:1)? 11. Eve now has two sons (4:2). Cain's name is Hebrew for 'brought forth,' while Abel's name means 'breath' or 'temporary' or 'meaningless.' It is the same Hebrew word used in Ecclesiastes 1:2. Certainly,Abel's life was not meaningless, but it was short, and his name suggests what was to come. Compare Abel's name here and the verse in Ecclesiastes.What connections can you see between the two?

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  • Catalogue Code 181139
  • Product Code 0310244927
  • EAN 9780310244929
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  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Women
  • Sub-Category Studies
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Aug 2002
  • Sales Rank #18853
  • Dimensions 234 x 187 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.408kg

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