Women of the Word: Lamech’s Daughters

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Lamech’s daughters are mentioned early in the Bible, in Genesis 5. Specifically, verses 28-31 read:

And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

Several subsequent chapters give an account of the Flood and how only one of Lamech’s children, Noah, was saved. Lamech’s other children all perished with the rest of humanity in that Flood. Why were Lamech’s daughters not saved along with their brother, Noah? Continue reading

Women of the Word (Recap 3)

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When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.

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Women of the Word: Five Sisters

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Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah

Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah are the five sisters mentioned in Numbers 26:33, Numbers 27:1-11, and again in Numbers 36:1-12. These five sisters were the daughters of a man named Zelophehad. According to the Reformation Study Bible, Zelophehad had died without leaving a male heir, and his daughters petitioned Moses and other leaders to allow them to inherit their father’s portion in the land, and not to let his name be cut off. Because these sisters fought for their rights, they were given exactly what they asked for – their father’s portion in the land. Just as Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah fought for their rights; history is filled with hundreds of different women who fought for, declared their rights, and won. We can learn from all of them to do the same.

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Women of the Word: Four Wives

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The wives of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth

Noah and the Ark is one of the most popular Bible stories. Noah lived at a time when wickedness reigned on the earth and all that every man saw, thought, heard, and did was evil. Their evilness broke the heart of God and made Him sorry that He had even created man so He determined to destroy them. He decided to send a flood that would kill everything and everyone on earth that contained the breath of life. Everyone except Noah. Noah was the only one righteous and because of his righteousness, he found grace in the eyes of the Lord. God told Noah to build an Ark to save himself and two of every kind of animal; and because Noah’s wife, three sons, and their three wives followed the righteousness of Noah, they would be saved too. Here is what we can learn from the four women who survived the Flood to become the second mothers of the human race.

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