Women of the Bible
Servant, queen, mother, prophetess, prostitute, priestess, heroine, exile . . . Jacques Duquesne demonstrates the crucial roles played by women in the Bible. From The Red Tent to Marek Halter’s Canaan trilogy, biblical women have inspired numerous contemporary writers—who, in turn, have captivated millions of readers. Duquesne returns to the original scriptures to evaluate...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Flammarion
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Appealing to historians, art lovers, and Bible students alike WOMEN OF THE BIBLE would be a welcome addition to any home library. Each of the women featured from loyal wives to prostitutes to traitoresses has a story to tell, and all are told with regard to scholarship and understanding.
In addition, the women are visually represented by reproductions of the paintings of old masters, such as Rembrandt or Giotto, as well as modern artists Picasso and Chagall. These are seen in many magnificent ful...more
He beautifully tells the story explaining cultural and psychological factors. Excellent scholarship. It is perfectly readable and inspiring showing the mind and will of God in the lives of these women of the Bible. We meet with them and see our humanity as well in them. Duquesne teaches us that the path of God Himself is straight. However, our crooked ways are by no means a dilemma for Him but indeed He does use them and He brings good out of them (p. 34). The Lord is a constant presence in the...more