First and Third Monday Morning Bible Study – Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis

Eve got us kicked out of the garden, Sarah is mean to Hagar, Hagar runs away, Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt, Rebekah tricks her old husband: such is an overview of how religious leaders and scholars have described the women of Genesis. Rather than assuming that
These women are only part of someone else’s story, we will study how the matriarchs, the mother’s and the barren ones played a critical role in shaping the nation and faith of Israel. During our study we will discover how these women are more than footnotes to the men in Genesis.
The only book participants will need is the Bible. Karen Akin, the leader of the study will be utilizing as a resource for the study a book by Tammie Schneider who illuminates the biblical texts with cultural background, archeological insights, and knowledge of Hebrew. Our approach to this study will challenge traditional ways of seeing these women of Genesis.
The Bible Study group meets from 9:30 until 11:00 am in Second Hall. Our meeting dates will be October 1 and 15, November 5 and 19, and December 3. All are welcome to come.

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