Women of the Word: Daughters of Zion


Isaiah 3:16-26 tells a sad tale of the daughters of Zion going astray and the subsequent unfortunate downfall that took place as a result of their straying from God. The daughters of Zion refer to a whole generation (possible two or three generations) of women from the nation of Israel/Judah who did not follow the commands of the Lord. Their disobedience led to harsh punishment which not only negatively affected them, but also negatively affected their young men and warriors. Continue reading

Women of the Word: Abigail


The story of Abigail appears in 1 Samuel 25. The prophet Samuel had just died and David, who was on the run from King Saul, moved with his band of men to the Wilderness of Paran. The Wilderness of Paran was near a place called Carmel and in Carmel was a very rich man named Nabel. He had three thousand sheep and one thousand goats to feed, take care of, and keep safe. Even though they were far from home and without their families, David and his men did not steal any of Nabal’s animals. Instead they protected them.

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