The Prospective Of The Bible

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The prospective of the Bible is mainly male-focused and women’s issues are seldom discussed. The percentage of men mentioned in the scriptures is huge compared to that of women. Of the 1426 names, 1315 are men, 111 are women (Fisher, 2015). In ancient Israel during the Age of the Patriarchs, judges, and kings, women were limited by Jewish laws and customs. However, social structure was more important to the ancient Hebrews rather than personal conversion and personal morals (Hiers, 2015). In the Patriarch Age, men and women tended flocks together and met each other at the wells. Together, they ate meals, worshipped, and attended public celebrations. While equality of women and men was not the same as we view equality today, the status of women in the Patriarchal Age was recognized for their accomplishments and equal (or nearly equal) standings. The Bible records their importance beginning with the creation of the human race.
Equality in creation (Gen. 1.27-28; 2:18-24)
Adam (the male) was created first and Eve (the female) was created thereafter as a helper to Adam. Helper means more than an assistant (ezer help). It means co-worker and denotes that woman is no way inferior to man. God ordained her to have a different position in relation to man, each having a distinct role in God’s plan (Oppenheimer, 2013). God created male and female in His own image (v. 27). Man is the translation of the Hebrew word “adam” meaning human being or mankind. With that said, it is understood…
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