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We first meet Rahab at her home located literally within the wall of the city of Jericho. She is a prostitute and has offered lodging to two Hebrew men who are visiting the area. When the King of Jericho realizes her guests are scoping out his city for a possible invasion, he sends his own […]
When we first meet Jochebed, she is a single woman from the tribe of Levi living in slavery in Egypt. She marries a man from the same tribe and bears him three children. The birth story of her second child is told in Exodus 2. She becomes pregnant right around the time Pharaoh orders his […]
Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a slave in a foreign country? Maybe there is slavery in your heritage, and you’ve heard stories about how your ancestors were treated. Maybe you’ve been a slave yourself or known a former slave. Wikipedia defines slavery as “any system in which principles of property […]
When we are first introduced to Rachel, she’s at work. As a shepherd, it was Rachel’s responsibility to care for her father’s sheep making sure none were lost and all were fed and watered. One day, when Rachel led her sheep to a nearby well, a stranger rolled away the large stone covering it and […]
When we first meet Hagar, she is in the service of Sarai and Abram. Hagar is Egyptian and may have been acquired by them while they were in Egypt during the famine. Since Sarai was barren, she followed the cultural tradition of the time and offered Hagar to Abram in order to produce an heir. […]