The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Women in the Bible
Women in the Bible Overviews the biblical portrayal of women with an introduction to how gender ideology affects biblical interpretation.
Women in the Bible, Mistreatment of
Women in the Bible, Mistreatment of Examines biblical accounts depicting the mistreatment of women and various ways to interpret such accounts.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
WOMEN. This entry consists of three articles that survey aspects of women’s lives and social status in the world of the Bible. The first focuses on women in Mesopotamia, the second on women in the OT, and the third on women in the NT.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
WOMAN Man’s companion created by God.Her Creation Genesis provides two accounts of the creation of the first man and woman. In the first, Genesis 1:26–28, God created humans in his image, as male and female. Hence, the female shares with the male the image of God, reflects his power and majesty on earth,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
WOMAN. The Heb. word ˒ishshâ, “woman, wife,” is thought to be derived from a root `-n-sh, “to be soft, delicate.” While it is similar to Heb. ˒ı̂sh, “man,” there is an intentional contrast in meaning, for ˒ı̂sh seems to come from a root ˒-y-sh, “to be strong” (BDB, pp. 35, 61). Heb. nqēbâ, “female,”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
WOMAN(Heb. ʾiššâ, Gk. gynē). The common humanity and equal value of woman and man, created ‘in the image of God’, is a theme of Gn. 1:27. Complementarity and the incompleteness of each without the other is a theme of Gn. 2:20, where woman is created to be man’s helper or partner. (*Eve). Gn. 3:16
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
WomenAll four Gospels contain information on Jesus’ relationship to women and the involvement of women in Jesus’ life and ministry. Jesus accepted and affirmed as persons of worth various women who were neglected or rejected within his society. Jesus taught women and included them among his disciples*.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Man and womanNo NT writer has been more criticized for his allegedly negative portrayal of women than the apostle Paul. Although Paul’s view that “There is neither male nor female in Christ” (Gal 3:28) has been hailed as revolutionary, he has been viewed conversely as merely a child of his culture in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
WOMAN “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). Because man and woman were both created in the image of God, they possess an equal dignity that is bestowed by the Creator. Woman is equal in dignity with man, despite being sexually
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Women in Greco-Roman World and Judaism
WOMEN IN GRECO-ROMAN WORLD AND JUDAISMIn the main, history is written by for and about men, and thus the techniques and sources available for the recovery of women’s history must of necessity open themselves to new avenues of research. The literary works of male authors must be augmented by inscriptions,
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Woman and Man
Woman and ManThe roles of women in the Roman Empire varied from place to place, according to social class and other factors. The early Christian views of role relationships between men and women at some points reflected those of their environment while at other points stood quite in contrast to that