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  1. says:

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I was pleasantly surprised to say the least It was very informative and full of details about what life would have been like for those living during the time of the Old Testament It gave context for the stories and writings in the Bible to make them understandable This is not a devotional book; it is for someone who wants to seriously study the Old Testament but feels like the task is a bit daunting For me it did not simply re affirm things I already knew; it helped me look at them from a fresh perspective Forth tackles some tough uestions that scripture can raise She does so with care; never does she make a point without explaining fully the idea behind it It was a great balance of appreciation for scripture but at the same time acknowledging that some things in the Old Testament can be confusing to the modern reader Of course I didn't agree with everything that she said but how fun is reading something that isn't a bit challenging in some way?I appreciated how Forth described things in simple concise terms but never made me as the reader feel like she had dumbed down what she was saying At the end of every chapter there is a re cap in the form of a chart that shows where everything she discussed can be found in scripture which is very helpful At the end of the book there are also some very useful sections about the different translations of the Bible explaining how they are similar different features etc I thoroughly enjoyed this and am keeping it for reference and re read purposes


  2. says:

    Sarah Forth puts forth a thoughtful approach to the Bible for the woman who may be asking what does the OT have to do with me? The answer seems to be that the stories in the Bible mirror women's place at the various times the parts of the OT were written and that place is extremely low on the totem pole In the OT women in most cases seem to be there to demonstrate some aspect of bad or even evil behavior or are there to produce the next generation Even when the feminine is used to personify Wisdom it is an abstract idea and really has nothing to do with living breathing women like calling your car or boat she The only acceptable discourse between God and women seems to be an entreaty to bear a son I can understand how Jesus followers would include women who for the first time might see his message of God's Kingdom as truly including them That said I definitely will keep Forth's book as reference to use her approach on how to read a story in the Bible how to choose a Bible as well as to refer to her time line outlines Two other aspects I also particularly appreciated 1 Her thoughtful narrative demonstrating everyday life of the first millennium BCE Israelite woman and her remark that many such women died by their 30th birthdays 2 Her translations from the Hebrew to clarify what was actually said in the OT even though in many cases it only further indicates the lowly difficult place of women in Biblical timesForth believes that the theme of the OT is justice Maybe approaching Biblical passages with Forth's guidance will ultimately bring me to the same conclusion but right now I can't see it


  3. says:

    For anyone who's been interested in reading the Bible specifically the Old TestamentTorah but has felt lukewarm about approaching it this might be your way in Whether you're dubious about patriarchal overtones bored by 'begats' or worried that opening the Book might turn you instantly into Jerry Falwell this book will help you put Scripture into historic and cultural context and find relevance to even the most modern liberal feminist's life


  4. says:

    I read an interview with Sara Forth in Bitch and I'm very intrigued by this bookcan't wait to read it The interplay between feminists and religion is fascinating; it seems like a paradoxical relationship and yet it isn't The Bible is worth exploring if you're not familiar with it and I think this will be a good starting place for people like myself who are generally turned off by ReligionIf you haven't read the Bitch article check it out


  5. says:

    An enlightening perspective with scriptural citations well grounded


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Eve's Bible A Woman's Guide to the Old Testament

Download à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF  Sarah S. Forth

He deep wellsprings of their own truth to interpret the Bible in new and liberating waysWith Eve’s Bible as their companion readers will be able to Recognize and read the Old Testament’s literary building blocks histories stories laws poetry prophecy and wisdomAnswer the uestion “Is the Bible historical” Learn how women in the biblical e. Sarah Forth puts f

Download Eve's Bible A Woman's Guide to the Old Testament

Whatever the reason it’s too complicated too big too old too many men and too few women and anyway I don’t know whether I believe it or not” Eve's Bible helps explain the Old Testament to readers regardless of their religious affiliation Eve's Bible challenges conventional ideas about women in the Bible and shows readers how to draw upon t. I wasn't sure what

Download à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF  Sarah S. Forth

Ra lived Learn why the biblical Deity is such a complex character Derive meaning from scripture by balancing left brained inuiry with heart felt intuitionBecome their own authority on the BibleA friendly guide that anticipates readers’ uestions and concerns Eve’s Bible helps readers find their way through the Bible with intelligence and verv. For anyone who's b

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Eve's Bible A Woman's Guide to the Old Testament
  • Sarah S. Forth
  • English
  • 24 December 2019
  • 9780312341039