If you count there’s actually 8 women there – I included Jael because of her involvement with Deborah’s judgement. 🤷♂️
This has been quite the series for me – I’ve known of some of these women through cursory Bible readings but this series has illustrated the richness of the Bible for me. There are people in plain sight that are easy to glance over because I’m reading the larger narrative but it helps to pause and think “Why is this person here? What are their motives and why have they been mentioned?” Someone may only have a verse or a chapter and then are never mentioned again and I think it’s easy to read right over them without pause.
Our church is reading the entire Bible over the first 6 months of the new year. Personally, it’s easy to slip into the mode of “just get the words read” but I know I’m going to try and really ponder who the verse and chapter are talking about. You’ll probably see some of them end up here! 🙌