Women of Bible Lands: A Pilgrimage to Compassion and Wisdom

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Liturgical Press, 2004 - Religion - 352 pages
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Women of Bible Lands is an anthology of biblical and early stories about Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women from the nineteenth century B.C.E. to the ninth century C.E. Ancient words and journeys strengthen modern readers for a challenging pilgrimage from the head to the heart as they travel in spirit through the Holy Land to Greece, Turkey, and North Africa. Kirk's book, which is the first guide book to biblical sites associated with women, not only fills a void, but does so in an inspirational and imaginative way.

Part One: Reclaiming Women's Stories and Journeys discusses the types of women that have been remembered in the Christian tradition and examines the scarcity of women's writings and the possibilities of women's oral tradition within the Bible and other early sources. Chapters in Part One are: Shards and Stories," *'As a Mother Hen Gathers Her Brood Under Her Wings, '- *The Pilgrimage to the Womb of Compassion, - *Seeking the True Cross, Seeking the True Helena, - *Ascetic Life, an Inner Journey; Paula and Egeria, Their Outer and Inner Journeys, - and *Guides for Reading. -

Part Two: Stories, Sites, and Maps includes introductions to the sites, maps, information about or by women or female images of God, and selections from the Bible or an early Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac, or Arabic text. Chapters in Part Two are: *The Old City of Jerusalem, - *Other Sites in Jerusalem, - *Sites in Israel and Palestine, - *Sinai, Egypt, and Tunisia, - *Iran, Iraq, Jordan, - *Lebanon and Syria, - *Greece and the Mediterranean Islands, - and *Turkey.

 

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Contents

Shards and Stories
3
As a Hen Gathers Her Brood
11
Egerias and Paulas Journeys
50
Ascetic Life an Inner Journey
51
Hebron
57
Guides for Reading
67
Cana
69
The Old City of Jerusalem
79
Mizpah TelenNasbeh
187
Nain
193
Ramallah Womens Center
199
Solomons Pools
205
Egypt and Sinai
212
Sinai Egypt and Tunisia
213
Dier Abu Mina outside Alexandria
219
Ben Ezra Synagogue Coptic Cairo
224

The Chapel of St Mary Magdalene
87
Cathedral of St James
91
Excavations at the Western Wall Plaza
98
Other Parts of Jerusalem
102
Other Parts of Jerusalem
104
City of David
111
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension
119
Northern Section
127
Southern Section
138
Israel and Palestine
142
Israel and Palestine
143
Bethlehem
149
Milk Grotto Church
155
Capernaum
160
Gezer
172
Heptapegon or Tabgha
175
Latrun
181
Red
230
Tgeban Desert Village of Atripe
236
Lebanon Syria Jordan Iran Iraq
248
Iran Iraq Jordan
249
Jordan
257
Lebanon and Syria
265
Palmyra Tudmur
282
Greece and Turkey
284
Cenchreae the Ancient Seaport of Corinth
289
Philippi in Macedonia near modern Kavala
295
Turkey
303
Orthodox Patriarchate
312
Seleucia Silifke
318
Urfa or Edessa
325
Bibliography
335
Index
343
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