Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Women of the Bible

Women of the Bible

Ratings: (0)|Views: 7|Likes:
Published by GLENN DALE PEASE

BY JOHN W. CHADWICK

CONTENTS


Eve 3

Sarah '. 21

Rebekah 39

MIRIAM 57

Deborah - . . 75

Ruth, THE Gleaner 89

Hannah 105

Jezebel 121

Esther 137

Mary Magdalen 149

Mary and Martha 161

The Blessed Virgin Mary 171


BY JOHN W. CHADWICK

CONTENTS


Eve 3

Sarah '. 21

Rebekah 39

MIRIAM 57

Deborah - . . 75

Ruth, THE Gleaner 89

Hannah 105

Jezebel 121

Esther 137

Mary Magdalen 149

Mary and Martha 161

The Blessed Virgin Mary 171

More info:

Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Oct 20, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

08/19/2014

pdf

text

original

 
WOME OF THE BIBLEBY JOH W. CHADWICK CopTiight, 1900, by Harpbk & Brothers.COTETSEve 3Sarah '. 21Rebekah 39MIRIAM 57Deborah - . . 75Ruth, THE Gleaner 89Hannah 105Jezebel 121Esther 137Mary Magdalen 149Mary and Martha 161The Blessed Virgin Mary 171
 
EVEIT goes without saying that Eve's placeamong the women of the Bible is secondto no other. Her place in Christian the-ology has been as important as her place as"mother of us all," and yet, strangely enough,her name is mentioned in the whole Bible butfour times — twice in the Old Testament andtwice in the ew. This is not, however, theonly instance in which the importance of a termin historical theology has been out of all pro-portion with its prominence in the Bible. Thegreat doctrine of the Trinity is a remarkablecase in point It has played a leading part inhistorical theology, but in the Bible there is nomention of it whatsoever, whether or not, assome think, there are statements in which itexists potentially, and from which it can be log-ically inferred.The careful reader will notice that there are3WOME OF THE BIBLEin Genesis two very different accounts of wom-an's first appearance on the creative scene; thefirst in chap, i., 26-28; the second in chap, ii.,4-25. They afford one of the happiest illustra-tions of that theory of the Pentateuch's compositecharacter which was first broached by Astruc,a French physician, midway of the last century.It has been fiercely contested, but its acceptanceis now one of the commonplaces in which allbiblical scholars are agreed. As Hebrew docu-
 
ments both of these stories were doubtless of late(and perhaps foreign) origin. othing could befurther from the truth than to suppose that theBible was written in its present order — firstGenesis, then Exodus, and so on. Large por-tions of the Pentateuch were written during orafter the exile, and it 'did not reach its presentform until the Alexandrian period, after 330 b.c.That the first account, that of the Elohist, socalled, is of a loftier strain than that of the Yah-wehist, is universally agreed. o part of theBible is more frankly anthropomorphic than thelatter and the next following chapter, which re-cites the story of the Fall. The god Yahweh49*EVEwalks in the garden in the cool of the day, avoid-ing the uncomfortable heat; he brings the ani-mals to Adam to be named, and discovers thatthere is none among them that will make a goodhelpmeet for him; when. Adam hides himself Yahweh cannot at first tell where he is; hecross-questions him about the fatal tree; he isafraid that he will eat of the tree of life and solive forever, and, unable (apparently) to destroythe virtue of the tree, he drives Adam and Eveout of the garden and sets cherubim with flam-ing swords to prevent their coming back. Allthis is charmingly naive, but it does not attain tothe dignity of the first account of the creation.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->