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Sunday, February 8, 2015

BIBLE NEWS: The Words of Women

While the Bible itself has always spoken to the lives of women, Biblical scholarship hasn't always followed suit.  But a Minnesota woman is working to catalogue every word spoken by every woman in the Bible to highlight their stories and how they reflect on our world today.
Three years ago, the group started their work building on several known Bible facts: 93 women speak in the Bible. 49 have names. About 1.1 million words are quoted throughout the book.
They later discovered that about 14,000 of those words were spoken by women in the Bible — at least in the English translation of the New Revised Standard Version.