RECEIVING GOD'S TRUTH FOR BALANCE, HOPE, AND TRANSFORMATION
Today’s Bibles are more than just the presentation of Scripture and editiorials. They serve as introduction to biblical truths. The NIV, THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE presents the Word from a feminine perspective, an important task considering societies push towards asexual identity ideologies. This Bible celebrates being female.
Not all women in the Bible are as well known as Esther and Mary. There is the “Levite’s Defenseless Concubine” - Judges 19- her tragic story was discussed on page 380. A warning against paganism is found on page 1085, within as part of a discussion about Solomon: “In recent times, a renewed interest in paganism has arisen amoung many women” and “Christian women must guard their hearts and minds against these influences.” A commentary on Sapphira in the book of Acts, she was a deceptive woman who exprienced the consequences of her lie.
NIV, THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE is filled with a wealth of information. The words included within the pages of God’s word are presented in such a way that the woman who reads it will grow. Without even getting into the actual word I learned something new, the Ketubah.
A Jewish marriage contract is called the Ketubah. The Ketubah is a binding document presented by the groom listing his responsiblities to his bride. “The rabbis extended the explicit Old Testament requirements of food, clothing,, and conjugal rights to include the demand that a husband respect his wife and not make her cry.” (See page follwing “the Keubah Marraige Contract”
It is a New International Verson Bible translation, those words are as they have benn. Though I a NIV Bible, several in fact, I will not be able to give this one away! xxx written by Marsha L F Randolph
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