Biblical Women – Translation of brochure
1. Title :
“Biblical women and their message for today”.
2. Explanation :
These iconic women of the Old and New Testament represent aspects of the ‘eternal feminine’, whose characteristics bridge the millennia: Mary is the mother who loses her son; while (Solomon’s) Beloved just floats on love. Eve knows the joys of procreation, but the woman who is ill with constant bleeding has the hope of salvation. Judith the rebel frees her people from the enemy’s yoke, but the adulteress is threatened with stoning (like women in some countries today), For Sarah the impossible becomes reality.
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3. EVE, mother of the living: ‘God created mankind - man and woman - in his own image.’ (Gen 1:27).
MARY, mother of suffering: ‘Mary stood at the foot of the cross’ (Jn 19:25).
4. JUDITH, the liberator: ‘Your strength lies not in numbers, nor your power in the strong. You are the God of the humble, a support to the downtrodden, saviour of those who have lost hope’ (Judith 9:11).
THE ADULTERESS: ‘Let the one among you who has never sinned throw the first stone’ (Jn 8:7).
5. SULAMITE, the Beloved: ‘My lover is mine and I am his’ (Song of Songs 2:16).
THE ILL WOMAN: ‘be of good cheer, my daughter. Your faith has made you well’ (Mt 9:22).
6. MARY MAGDALENE, who brought the news of the resurrection: ‘I have seen the Lord’ (Jn 20:18).
SARAH, the sterile woman who gave birth: ‘God has given me laughter again. Whoever hears of this will rejoice with me’ (Gn 21:6).
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