Women of the Word: Job’s First Daughters

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In previous posts, we wrote about four other women who were apart of Job’s life: his wife and his second set of three daughters, Jemimah, Keziah, and Keren-Happuch. Now, we’re checking out his first set of three daughters who are namelessly mentioned in the Bible. Before a series of unfortunate events happened to Job, he had a relatively good life and a very large family. Job 1:2 says, “He had seven sons and three daughters.”

On their birthdays, Job’s sons liked to hold extravagant parties with a lot of food and drinks. They would invite their sisters to their parties and eat and drink for a long period of time. At one such party, which was held at the oldest’s brothers house, the brothers and sisters were eating and drinking and having a good old time when a mighty desert wind hit the house and caused it to collapse. Sadly, all of them died. What can we learn from the lives of three sisters who came to such a swift and unexpected end? Continue reading

Women of the Word: Jemimah, Keziah, and Keren-Happuch

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A few days ago we took a look at Job’s wife. Now we can look at Job’s second set of daughters. Besides the fact that they died, we don’t know much about the first three daughters of Job. We don’t even know their names. But chapter 42:12-16 tells us that after his misery was over, God blessed Job with three more daughters and “in all the land were found no women so beautiful” as them.

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