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Ruins of the ancient Jewish synagogue at Capernaum

What We Can Learn from Women’s Roles in Ancient Synagogues

Women’s roles in first-century synagogues paint a complex picture of their authority and participation in ancient religious spaces.

Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series

Biblical Story

Painting the Biblical Story

Dr. Beldman’s student Ingrid Bouma produced a series of eleven original paintings that together tell the biblical story.

Part of the Biblical Artist Series series

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Rescuing Eagles and Baby-Eating Dragons: An Apocalyptic Christmas Story

An apocalyptic thread is woven throughout all of salvation history, even through the Christmas story.

Painting of a veiled Tamar

Conflitos Familiares e a Restauração do Cosmo III: Uma Estrangeira Detém o Cetro do Rei

Violência encheu a terra e Deus apertou o botão de reiniciar. A estratégia de Deus para restaurar esse cosmo em…

Painting of a veiled Tamar

Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos, Part III: The Lion of Judah, or the Kid of Tamar?

In Genesis 37–50, the image of kingly humility and servanthood is not the lion of Judah, but a foreign widow.

Part of the Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos series

Sisera's mother

For All Have Sinned: Learning from Bad Women in the Bible

Alongside the bad men, there were bad women in the Bible who engaged their social and political powers to disobey God.

Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series

Moses' mother and Miriam

Pharaoh’s Daughter, Hebrew Midwives, Miriam: Freedom Fighters of the Exodus

Each of the Exodus women maximized her culturally defined role to flip the tables on injustice.

Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series

Painting representing PTSD

Does God Really Command Women to Marry Their Rapists? A Study of Deuteronomic Law

Deuteronomic law values the well-being of its female citizens, empowers them with a legal voice, and relies on rational proof.

Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series

Painting of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

Raíces de la violencia: la violencia masculina contra la mujer en el Antiguo Testamento

Traducido por Esgrid Sikahall Dos tiroteos masivos acababan de suceder cuando yo recién empezaba a escribir algunas ideas sobre violencia…

Part of the Un estudio de género: la vida real de mujeres y hombres en la Biblia series