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  • Dinah – the fate of one girl among many brothers

    July 27, 2020 by

    So far all the women we have looked at have been at the centre of a nuclear or thereabout family, Sarah, who waited a long time for Isaac, Rebekah who left her home to marry Isaac and bore him twins, the workings out of the lives of those children, with Leah and Rachel, Rebekah’s nieces… Read more

  • Rachel – the Beloved, but Barren Wife

    June 2, 2020 by

    Rachel’s world – ten boys, one girl but none of them hers by birth (although the two borne by her maidservant are technically and culturally hers). She, the beloved wife of Jacob, that he worked many long years for (twice over) has to stand by watching as the sister, who their father infiltrated into Jacob’s… Read more

  • Tamar

    January 26, 2021 by

    Named in Matthew’s Gospel in the Geneaology of Jesus With Tamar, we reach the story of the first of the five ancestors of Jesus named in the Genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew. Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah, one of the sons of Jacob and Leah.  Her story is recorded in Genesis 38v6-30.  There… Read more

  • Sarah – a woman who waited

    December 18, 2020 by

    During Advent 2020 I have been thinking about the theme of waiting and of the women who waited on God. Three of them – Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth were childless, which was a great sorrow to each of them. They faithfully lived out their lives in obedience to God and each week in Advent I… Read more

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