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This week we touched on the topic of Bible women in the workplace, profiling two in the New Testament. One of the challenges in looking back to ancient times is scanty physical evidence or few existing records. Because of that, curious students of the Bible often must look at the cultural norms surrounding a particular woman, read accounts written by people of the time (the works of Josephus, for instance) and then, if you will, “tease out” a perception of what she might have been like, or how she might have interacted in her community. I believe Mary Hendren’s post, “Purple,” is an excellent example of this process at work.

Next week: sickness and health

It is obvious when reading the Gospels that Christ spent much of his ministry healing the sick. Sickness and suffering was (and is) a fact of life, and every generation has to deal with that reality—especially women who generally are the caregivers. Join us for a glimpse of the health challenges and environmental conditions facing people in first-century Palestine.

Stamp for marking semi-solid sticks of eye oin...

Stamp for marking semi-solid sticks of eye ointments (collyria) before they harden, inscribed with four remedies prepared with saffron by a Junius Taurus from a prescription of a Pacius. Stone, 1st-3rd centuries AD. Said to be from Naix, northern France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Until then, thanks for joining us on this journey of discovery!

About womenfromthebook

Mine is a life-long interest in the women of the Bible, and I enjoy exploring the world in which they lived, and discovering the challenges that they faced. I have enough curiosity about them to last the rest of my life.

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