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Women of the Old Testament, By Gladys Hunt
Women of the Old Testament
  • Length: 63 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 12
  • Published: January 07, 2002
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3064
  • ISBN: 9780830830640

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They were ordinary people. Most would not make headlines in any other history book but God's. Yet the women of the Old Testament made critical choices that led to extraordinary outcomes. Through faith and strong character, they rescued their families, led people out of bondage, gave birth to kings and even saved a nation.

As you explore with Gladys Hunt the stories of twelve Old Testament women, you will come to understand the far-reaching consequences of your own everyday choices and actions.

Now available in IVP's revised LifeGuide® Bible Study format, Women of the Old Testament features twelve sessions with questions for starting group discussions and for personal reflection, as well as a new "Now or Later" section following each session.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.


Getting the Most Out of Women of the Old Testament
1. The First Woman: A Far-Reaching Choice - Genesis 3:1-13
2. Sarah Hagar: Waiting for God to Act - Genesis 16; 18:1-15
3. Miriam: A Critical Spirit - Numbers 2
4. Rahab: An Unlikely Ally - Joshua 2; 6:15-25
5. Ruth: The Cost of Loyalty - Ruth 1--2
6. Naomi: Sadness Swallowed Up by Joy - Ruth 3--4
7. Hannah: From Mercy to Praise - 1 Samuel 1:1--2:11
8. Abigail: A Level-Headed Woman - 1 Samuel 25:2-44
9. The Shunammite Woman: Taking the Initiative - 2 Kings 4:8-37
10. Esther: Captive in a Strange Land - Esther 2--4
11. Esther: Courage to Act - Esther 5:1-8; 7--8
12. The Model Wife: A Portrait of Excellence - Proverbs 31:10-31
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Gladys Hunt is a freelance writer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked for many years, often alongside her husband, Keith, as a volunteer in student ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Her many books (more than twenty!) include Honey for a Child's Heart, Honey for a Teenager's Heart and Honey for a Woman's Heart (all Zondervan) and several titles in the Fisherman Bible study series published by Waterbrook Press.