08 January, 2011

Biblical Womanhood Roles













Specific "Roles" for Women found in the Bible:


1. Driving a tent peg into a man's head


2. Hiding Spies


3. Cleaning out the pantry to feed the king and his men because your husband is a jerk who insulted him and is going to get the entire family killed


4. Sitting under a palm tree and making judgments for an entire nation


5. Demanding your personal maid sleep with your husband when you cannot bear a child


Add your own specific "biblical womanhood" role in the comment section

18 comments:

Lin said...

Hey, I thought of another one:

Luke 8

Leaving your husband back at the palace while you travel around with Jesus and support Him out of your own resources.

Paula said...

Preach it! (And you don't need anyone's permission either!)

We could add "sitting at Jesus' feet like a rabbinical student while your sister works the kitchen".

Lin said...

Good one, Paula. And it was a scandal to do such a thing at the time...

John Immel said...

hahahaha.... oh... too hilarious. I do so luv irony.

Junkster said...

How about:
(1) Engaging in commerce
(2) Working early and late
(3) Providing food for her family
(4) Purchasing real estate
(5) Earning an income
(6) Engaging in labor requiring physical strength
(7) Trading for profit
(8) Performing skilled labor
(9) Meeting others needs
(10) Making items and selling them in the marketplace
(11) Teaching
(12) Overseeing household affairs

Proverbs 31:13-27

New BBC Open Forum said...

But are they allowed to teach men how to hide spies and hammer tent pegs through men's heads?

Paula said...

But are they allowed to teach men how to hide spies and hammer tent pegs through men's heads?
Excellent question!

Lin said...

Junk, Duh. I forgot all about that one! We might alienate a lot of people if we mention owning a vineyard. :o)

John, there is a lot of irony in the comp position, isn't there?

NewBBC,

Yes it is a good question. Piper has the position that women can only give directions to men if they can do it without appearing to "instruct" them. I think it goes like this:

You MIGHT want to consider turning
right at the light but, of course, It is YOUR decision and you hold the final trump card on turning right at the light or not.

New BBC Open Forum said...

There are numerous Biblical examples of women engaged in the world's oldest profession. (No, junk, it's not "carpenter.")

Lin said...

I just thought of another specific role for women that is a bit...well...tricky:

Circumsize your son, take the foreskin and touch it to your husband's feet so he can be a bridegroom of blood to you.

Lin said...

There are numerous Biblical examples of women engaged in the world's oldest profession. (No, junk, it's not "carpenter.")

8:16 PM

Lawyer?

:o)

Junkster said...

Lin said...
Lawyer?

:o)


Yep, that's pretty much the same thing as the world's oldest profession.

Anonymous said...

Esther --queen and royal legislator, secret service agent

Lydia --a dealer in purple cloth, house church leader

Priscilla --co-owner, tentmaking business, private Bible tutor

Anonymous said...

Huldah --royal wardrobe keeper and national security advisor

Lin said...

Anons...

Love it!

Thanks for adding to our list of "specific roles" for biblical womanhood.

Anonymous said...

Miriam --prophetess and musician, and very possibly the sister who was the rescuer of the infant Moses (Ex. 2:4-8)

Deborah --chief of staff of the Department of Defense (Judges 46-10)

Naomi --godly mother-in-law, whose example led Ruth to convert from paganism, and become the great- grandmother of David

Hannah --mother of Samuel, who gives him to Eli to train for the priesthood; as a musician, her words are preserved as Scripture in 1 Sam. 2:1-10.

Don said...

Lover - SOS

Junia - apostle

Phoebe - deacon, letter carrier for Paul, prostatis/leader

Saphira - responsible for her own choices, did not need to follow her husband but chose to do so

Retha said...

Ha-ha. I love this post!

exotic dancer (Mat 14)
prophet (Your sons and daughters will prophesy..)
tent maker (Acts 18:3)
spiritual leader of her household (Acts 16:14-15)

"... the world's oldest profession..."

Apple picker? (Also a role fulfilled by a bible woman!)