The Bible says a woman should be a wife and mother. A woman’s place is in the home. But is this what the Bible says? Yes, women were wives and mothers, but biblical women were also prophets, judges, merchants, and queens. These are the Career Women of the Bible.
(This is part of the current book proposal I am working on, Career Women of the Bible: A Narrative Theology of Women and Their Work.)
The following posts are very old drafts as I experimented with how to rewrite my thesis for a general audience. The book itself has come a long way from these first attempts, which are still far too academic, but less scholarly than the thesis.
The 12th Century, B. C. E., Career Woman (Deborah)
Standing Between Life and Death (Miriam)
Standing Between Life and Death, Part 2 (Zipporah and Huldah)
The Apostle to the Apostles (Mary Magdalene)
Sisters in Service (Mary and Martha)