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Mother roots : the female ancestors of Jesus

Author: Helen Bruch Pearson
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Upper Room Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The culture of Bible times rarely included women in any geneaology, yet in the Gospel of Matthew four women are named in the ancestry of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. Why were these four women included and no others? To enter their extraordinary stories, according to Pearson, is to experience courageous women who had a vision of God's faithfulness and who brought about change. Jesus embraced his heritage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Tamar, (Daughter-in-law of Judah); Rahab, (Biblical figure); Ruth, (Biblical figure); Bathsheba, (Biblical figure); Bathsheba, (Biblical figure); Jesus Christ.; Rahab, (Biblical figure); Ruth, (Biblical figure); Tamar, (Daughter-in-law of Judah)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Bruch Pearson
ISBN: 0835809579 9780835809573
OCLC Number: 49011434
Description: 233 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Helen Bruch Pearson.

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The culture of Bible times rarely included women in any geneaology, yet in the Gospel of Matthew four women are named in the ancestry of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. Why were these four women included and no others? To enter their extraordinary stories, according to Pearson, is to experience courageous women who had a vision of God's faithfulness and who brought about change. Jesus embraced his heritage and lived out his ministry in radical and unorthodox ways, influenced by his foremothers. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba reflected crossroads and turning points in the history of Israel. These four women took the initiative at crucial stages and made decisions that changed the future. Their lives were empowered by God. The book's final chapter is an homage to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mother Roots is written primarily for small groups and contains six chapters that offer a fresh perspective on biblical women who served as vehicles of God's message.

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