Hello and welcome to WomenfromtheBook Blog!
My name is Karen Meeker, and I have an ongoing fascination with the scores of women (named and anonymous) who appear within the pages of the Bible. After years of sporadic research (as evidenced by files of index cards, notebooks, photocopies, and numerous file folders), I decided to pull it all together in some organized form. So many hours have been spent in pursuing my personal inquiries that it seems a shame not to share my treasure trove with others who have the same interests. And by what better method than in a blog!
I am blessed to be married to my husband, George (a retired minister), who is unabashedly engaged in an ongoing love affair with the Bible. It has lasted more than 60 years with no end in sight. His formidable library containing resources for just about any topic found within the its pages, including women of the Bible, has seeded and nurtured my own journey of discovery.
In future blogs I plan to write about not only named individuals, but also categories of women–like concubines and midwives, business women and widows. What was everyday life like for them? How did women adorn themselves and make themselves beautiful? The topics are endless, each containing the brushstrokes from which portraits of Bible women gradually emerge on the canvas of their lives.
Many blogs exist that approach the topic of Bible women from an introspective, Christian-living point of view. The focus for this blog, however, will be mainly in establishing a historical backdrop for each woman, as well as including a view of the cultural milieu of her time. The Bible will be my primary source.
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