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Women of the Bible: A Visual Guide to Their Lives, Loves, and Legacy

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They didn’t get as much ink—but they contributed amazing things to the history of God’s people. Learn all about them in Women of the Bible, a brand-new, illustrated reference book from Barbour Publishing. Covering women’s roles and jobs, daily experiences, and interactions with Bible men, this book brings clarity to some of the strange, confusing, and forgotten stories of ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Barbour Books
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Debbie
Feb 07, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
"Women of the Bible" is a Bible reference book on the named and unnamed women mentioned in the Bible. It also contained background information on what daily life was like for them based on ancient written resources and archeology. There were also full color pictures of paintings and sculptures done of Biblical women (not necessarily historically accurate), modern women (some doing "traditional" activities), and archaeological objects.

The sections about daily life gave an easy-to-read overview of
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Kathy
Mar 18, 2011 Kathy rated it it was amazing
What a great biblical reference book. The first chapter describes all facets of early Christian life. It is appropriately called Women in Bible Times. There are plenty of relevant illustrations including many photos of works of art. There is a discussion regarding global context of the events taking place in biblical times. This book agrees with what I have always thought which is that Jesus' treatment of women was quite revolutionary at the time in that he had female students, he accepted women ...more
Bookworm1858
Feb 02, 2011 Bookworm1858 rated it really liked it
Women of the Bible by Carol Smith, Rachael Phillips, and Ellyn Sanna
Barbour, 2011
267 pages
Non-fiction; Christian; Reference
4/5 stars

Source: Received a free review copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I wasn't entirely sure what this book would be like based on the brief description online. It seems like it is part of a series and that it is supposed to be very accessible, which it definitely is.

I was disappointed because my own expectations were looking for a more in-depth scholar
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Cleffairy
Apr 02, 2011 Cleffairy rated it it was amazing
Review published at: Over A Cuppa Tea

Date published:6th Feb 2011

Review link: http://cleffairy.com/?p=4697



Women of The Bible by Carol Smith, Ellyn Sanna, Rachael Phillips is a reference guide on the women whose stories were immortalized in the bible. I have always been fascinated and intrigue by the stories about the women in the bible. But my comprehension on the bible is rather limited, as the bible is not exactly written in a modern, every-day language. Unless I read those are meant for little
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Charity U
Sep 30, 2016 Charity U rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is a great resource for any person looking to learn more about the women mentioned in the Bible! The pages are sleek and glossy, each one packed with tons of information and color photos. You’ll learn about everything the women of that time did, from divorce to death to housekeeping to roles in the church to marriage, among many other things. Towards the end, there’s a paragraph about each of the women mentioned in the Bible, named or not. There’s also a list of all the named women, ...more
Crystal
Oct 06, 2014 Crystal rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully illustrated borrowing centuries of artworks and photos. But I resent the bigoted opinions of the authors. A history of women should be just that in my opinion - a history. The authors seem to have a condescending, hostile attitude toward a culture, time and life they simply won't or can't appreciate and understand. And some ideas expressed are not fact but, still, author's opinion. Dangerous for a misinformed reader to read!!
I can't recommend this book for anything other than a pict
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Holly
Aug 06, 2012 Holly rated it did not like it
The illustrations and paintings were beautiful, and what drew me into buying this book. However even the famous drawings couldnt save this one. It was just so... bland, and boring. In the table of contents there were a list of things this book was supposed to cover. Clearly it was mistaken because the only thing i read was all about assyrian and jewish customs which had nothing to do with anything, at least not the exciting points the book was supposed to cover.
Thomas Andrikus
Aug 02, 2011 Thomas Andrikus rated it liked it
Though somewhat appears as a feminist reading, the book discusses the enduring legacy of female characters of the Bible and what correlations/similarities do their lives and legacies hold with women of today.
Angela
Apr 28, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
I really liked this book on women in the bible. If you would like to learn more about women in the bible, the good and the bad, this is a good book for you to read.
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Brief entries on live-style and work along with women. Blog-like so can get as much online.
Tamzen
Mar 01, 2016 Tamzen rated it liked it
Lots of information but it is very repetitive, and not very in-depth. A decent overview.
Nicole
Oct 13, 2014 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was an okay study guide. I was expecting more insight.
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