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in response to reader comment: Not Only The Bible Honors Women But There Are 2 Books That Have Women's Names

Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Jan 10, 2007 at 09:33

In the Bible, starting with the Hebrew scriptures or Old Testament, at least 2 books are named after women, Ruth and Esther. In the Roman Catholic Church's Bible, there is a 3rd Old Testement book that is named after a woman, Judith. It shows the honor women are given in both the Jewish and Christian scripture traditions.

Also in the New Testement or Greek scriptures, women from the start have been given honor and respect, with the Archangel Gabriel speaking to Mary that God has chosen her to be the mother of His Son. This honor and respect not only seen with the events of the nativity but also thru the life of Christ and in His 3 year minstry. Last, women were there during the Passion and were the first witnesses to the Resurection of Jesus. Women also played a big role during the missionary work of Paul, bringing the good news of the Gospel to new areas of the then known world of the Roman era. In all there are very big differences between how the Bible treats women and the Koran.

In the Quran there is a chapter named after Mary which is Sura 19 and Sura 4 which is call the Women.

Sohail

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