Women in the Bible
by Dr. Catherine Clark Kroeger
These Bible passages are all worth further study. Too often we concentrate on a few important women figures in the Bible, or on women who have titles, such as “prophet” or “deacon.” But in the vast majority of cases, there is no title-what is important is a description of what the woman is doing. or how she is serving God, or how she is perceived by the author. Dr. Catherine Clark Kroeger, Scripture scholar and classicist, has given us in this brief study guide the results of many years of studying women in the Bible and in the ancient world. Open your Bible and study through these passages carefully. You will find much more information about women than you imagined in the Bible. D.I.
Old Testament Considerations
Creation of Man and Woman: Genesis 1 and 2
Woman made in God’s image Genesis 1: 26-27.
(Do not image God as either male or female. Deuteronomy 4: 16)
Feminine imagery for God: Deuteronomy 32: 11, 18; Psalms 131:2-3; Isaiah 42:13-14 49:15; 66:9-13; Hosea 13:8.
“Man” means “humanity”: Genesis 5:1-2
The Fall: Genesis 3