SERIES ON THE SAMARITAN WOMAN: Background on Samaria

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SERIES ON THE SAMARITAN WOMAN: Background on Samaria

Above is the entrance to the famed Jacob's Well in Samaria.

Three hundred years after northern Israel rejected Jerusalem as their holy city, the Assyrians came in and wiped out the northern kingdom, took the people captive, and sent in their own people to repopulate the devastated area. You can read the whole story in 2 Kings 17

(Entrance to Jacob’s Well, Samaria; OSU Special Collections & Archives @ Flickr Commons )

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How Can Huldah Help Interpret Paul's Instruction to Timothy?

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How Can Huldah Help Interpret Paul's Instruction to Timothy?

 Instead of going to the prophet Jeremiah, the King, high priest, and their delegation went to the prophet Huldah. The fate of the nation hung on her words. Whatever she heard from the Lord and spoke to them would be their command to obey. If ever there was a woman who taught and had authority over men, it was the prophet Huldah.

(Golden gate around 1900 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Library of Congress. Photo via <a href="https://www.goodfreephotos.com/">Good Free Photos</a>)

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE: LYDIA

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE: LYDIA

A woman of inluence and wealth

By Dennis Jarvis (Flickr: Tunisia-4802 - Lady of Carthage) [CC BY-SA 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE: FIRST CENTURY JUDAISM?

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE: FIRST CENTURY JUDAISM?

"Zelophehad's Daughters" a famous piece of pro-women legislation written about four thousand years ago, and found in Deuteronomy 27

(By illustrator for The Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons (http://www.wcg.org/images/b2/_0303160501_057.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE: GANGITES RIVER

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE: GANGITES RIVER

The place traditionally thought to have been where Paul, Silas, Luke, and Timothy met with the women Synagogue on the banks of the Gangites River

(By Ian W. Scott [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or FAL], from Wikimedia Commons)

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE

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WOMEN IN PAUL'S LIFE

The Atrium of a Roman house. In front of you is the impluvium, a small pool and well to collect rain water.

(By User:Mattes [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons)

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