Event Title

Daughters of Eve: Social Behaviors of Women in the Old Testament and Their Role in the Story of God’s Divine Plan

Session Number

V01

Advisor(s)

Michael Hancock, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

A-117

Start Date

28-4-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 10:40 AM

Disciplines

Practical Theology

Abstract

This investigation focuses on Eve, Sarah, Miriam, Delilah and Esther in the Old Testament. It asks the question, to what extent does Eve serve as a paradigm for other women of the Old Testament, and what is the role of these women in the Bible’s providential narrative? This investigation was based upon extensive reading and analysis of both primary and secondary texts. Conclusions of this investigation indicate that numerous women throughout the Old Testament display social behaviors that closely mirror the actions of Eve. These women originally oppose the will of God, then guide others into belief in his power, later creating a greater following and larger accomplishment of his divine plan. Overall, this study indicates the integral role of women in the larger biblical narrative.


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Daughters of Eve: Social Behaviors of Women in the Old Testament and Their Role in the Story of God’s Divine Plan

A-117

This investigation focuses on Eve, Sarah, Miriam, Delilah and Esther in the Old Testament. It asks the question, to what extent does Eve serve as a paradigm for other women of the Old Testament, and what is the role of these women in the Bible’s providential narrative? This investigation was based upon extensive reading and analysis of both primary and secondary texts. Conclusions of this investigation indicate that numerous women throughout the Old Testament display social behaviors that closely mirror the actions of Eve. These women originally oppose the will of God, then guide others into belief in his power, later creating a greater following and larger accomplishment of his divine plan. Overall, this study indicates the integral role of women in the larger biblical narrative.