Week Two – Women of the Bible

Sarah by Marc Chagall

March is Women’s History Month
How many women of the Bible do you know?

Join with the Sunday School this month as we explore some of the women mentioned in the Bible.  This week’s questions are:

  1. Who is Sarah?
  2. Who is Elisabeth?
  3. How many women prophets can you name?
  4. Who is Leah?
  5. What are the stories of the two widowed women mentioned in the 3/11 Christian Science Bible Lesson?

Submit your responses here or stop by the Sunday School and post your answers on the wall posters!

One thought on “Week Two – Women of the Bible

  1. Dear Sunday School:
    For the introductory Bible readings for last week’s Sunday service, we had the story of Deborah, the judge, prophetess and military leader. It’s a little hard to figure out in the Bible reading because some of the details come out later when Deborah is singing her song of praise. So here’s how I read it on Sunday to help you know her better:
    Deborah and Barak from English Standard Version
    Judges 5: 1
    And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD after Ehud died.
    And they WERE sold …into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan,…The commander of his army was Sisera…
    Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help, for Sisera had 900 chariots of iron and he oppressed the people of Israel cruelly for twenty years.
    Now Deborah, a prophetess, …was judging Israel at that time.
    She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.
    She sent and summoned Bear’ak the son of Abinoam from KEE’desh-naphtali and said to him, “Has not the LORD, the God of Israel, commanded you, ‘Go, gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking 10,000 from the people of Naphtali and the people of Zebulun.
    And I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to meet you by the river Kishon with his chariots and his troops, and I will give him into your hand’?”
    Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go, but if you will not go with me, I will not go.”
    And she said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
    And 10,000 men went up at his heels, and Deborah went up with him.
    And Deborah said to Barak, “Up! For this is the day in which the LORD has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the LORD go out before you?” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him.
    Judges 5: 4, 5

    The mountains quaked before the LORD, even Sinai before the LORD, the God of Israel. The heavens poured rain, the clouds indeed poured water. And the toreent of the river Kishon swept them away, the ancient torrent.
    Judges 4:15
    And the LORD routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army before Barak by the edge of the sword. And the land had rest for forty years.

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