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Book Review: The Ship In The Hill

The Ship In The Hill:  A Novel, by William L. Sullivan More than a decade ago I wrote a play where a love story between historians involved with biblical archaeology alternated with the story itself, which involved a young man … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quotidian Mysteries

The Quotidian Mysteries:  Laundry, Liturgy and “Women’s Work,” by Kathleen Norris This short book of less than 100 pages served as the text of the 1998 Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality, and it takes a clear Catholic perspective of the relationship … 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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1 Samuel 25: A Case Study Of David Being A Man After God’s Own Heart

Acts 13:22 gives a familiar picture David as a man after God’s own heart:  “And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David 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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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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Summary Of Relevant Biblical Law On Maternal Lines

Since in our discussion of the relevant biblical law to the maternal line within families discussed in biblical history we have discussed quite a few laws [1], some of them at length, it is worthwhile at this point to pause … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Maternal Lines Project

As is my fashion [1], I like to keep a page where all of my posts in a given project can be tied together.  Recently, a night of troubled sleep [2] led me to ponder a lengthy study on the … Continue reading

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Preliminary Notes On A Study Of The Importance Of The Maternal Line In Biblical History

As I laid awake in bed this morning from another bout of insomnia that kept me from even my usual modest achievement in sleep, I was determined not to let the insomnia go to waste, and I was led to … Continue reading

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Book Review: All The Women Of The Bible

All The Women Of The Bible, by Herbert Lockyer As the obvious and inevitable companion volume to the author’s previous work All The Men Of The Bible [1], it is easy to wonder how this book compares.  Fortunately, although the … Continue reading

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