How many books of the bible are named after woman

In the Bible, starting with the Hebrew scriptures or Old Testement, 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.

The book of Ruth is one of the most moving accounts in the Bible, a story of love and loyalty that is a stark contrast to today's cynical, throwaway society. This short book, only four chapters, shows how God uses people in amazing ways.

The author is not named. Although some sources credit Samuel the prophet, Samuel died before David's kingship, which is alluded to at the end of the book.

The book of Esther contains the story of a beautiful young Jewess who risked her life to serve God and save her people.

The author of Esther is unknown. Some scholars have suggested Mordecai (see Esther 9:20-22 and Esther 9:29-31). Others have proposed Ezra or possibly Nehemiah because the books share similar literary styles.

It was written to the Jewish people to record the origins of the Feast of Lots, or Purim. This annual festival commemorates God's salvation of the Jewish people, similar to their deliverance from slavery in Egypt.

The name Purim, or "lots," was likely given in a sense of irony, because Haman, the enemy of the Jews, had plotted to completely destroy them by casting the lot (Esther 9:24).

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Wednesday, September 13 2017