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Book Review: Lost Women Of The Bible

Lost Women of the Bible:  Finding Strength & Significance Through Their Stories, by Carolyn Custis James I must admit that I greatly liked this book, enough that if I can find a reasonably priced volume it would be well worth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twelve Extraordinary Women

Twelve Extraordinary Women:  How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants To Do With You, by John MacArthur Having read books by the author before [1], I was prepared to like this book.  But I must confess … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Maternity Denied In Scripture

Although we have spent a great deal of time in this study looking at women whose children were famous and notable in the Bible, it is worthwhile as well to look at women who, for one reason or another, were … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, read by Frances Barber In listening to Jane Austen audiobooks [1] one notices a particular pattern of words and expressions that one does not notice when reading it quickly.  For example, the narrator uses the … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part Two)

Having looked at the importance of endogamous marriages to the patriarchs [1], let us turn our attention to three of the most amusing stories in the Scriptures that deal with the patriarchs pretending that their wives are their sisters.  Let … Continue reading

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On General Restrictions Of Marriage

So far in our examination of relevant biblical law to maternal lines [1], we have seen restrictions that only applied to certain groups of people, specifically priests, kings, and female heirs.  There were, however, some restrictions to marriage that were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasured Grace

Treasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The author of this book, working in a genre I do not read as often as others … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part One)

When we look at the importance of the maternal line to the patriarchs [1], it is worthwhile to begin by discussing the men and women within the line and to see how they were related to each other.  The importance … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Maternal Lines In Scripture

Having already dealt with the laws relating to marriage and family that are relevant to the study of maternal ancestry [1], it is worthwhile to give some idea of the scope of what the Bible has to say about maternal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding, by Federico García Lorca in a version by Ted Hughes It is easy to see, when one knows a little about the lives of both García Lorca and Ted Hughes, why the materials in this play were of … Continue reading

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