What are women like in the Bible?

We think we know the main female characters of the Bible as we see and hear representations of them regularly in film, TV, art, music and adverts. Haven’t we all heard of Mary the mother of Jesus, and Eve who was tempted by the forbidden fruit?

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A recent article in the Independent  looks more closely at a few famous Bible ladies and concludes that they are far more complex and powerful than we initially thought. This is great for anybody who wants more gender equality as sometimes the Bible’s predominance of men and women as mere supporting actors can be used as a sign that men are more important than women.

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One thought on “What are women like in the Bible?

  1. It’s good that there is a high importance of women in the Bible. However females might not like the fact that Eve (being a female) made a huge mistake eating the forbidden fruit.

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