The Junia Project Blog

Women and the Bible

Learn more about women in the Bible, Jesus and women, Paul and women, how translation impacts our understanding, and how the Bible deals with topics like gender, power, and hierarchy.

    Women and the Bible

    Uncovering the Wise Woman of Abel Beth Maacah

    Gail Wallace

    Learn more of the story of the Wise Woman in 2 Samuel 20 from Abel Beth Maacah, the modern day archaeological site where…

    Women and the Bible

    5 Myths About Adam and Authority: What Really Happened in the Garden?

    Bob Edwards

    There are some distorted messages being taught about creation these days, in particular, that God designed men to be in authority and women…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Confessions of a Closet Egalitarian

    Liz Wolf

    I never heard the words egalitarian or complementarian until last summer. At 50 (first of my true confessions) I’m a little late to…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Is Male Authority “Implied” in the Bible?

    Bob Edwards

    in Ephesians 5:24, Greek manuscripts of the New Testament frame male authority or the submission of wives to husbands not as command, but…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Power of Your Story

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    A culture is built around the stories it tells. After telling my story of spiritual abuse and marginalization as a woman leader in…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb

    Gail Wallace

    A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    Dancing with Deborah: My Exodus from Patriarchy to The Liberation of Women

    Nick Quient

    By some miracle or curse, the issue of women's equality avoided me throughout high school and managed to sneak by during most of…

    Women and the Bible

    Mary of Nazareth: An Advent Reflection

    Rachel Evans

    Perhaps the most revealing glimpse into Mary’s true character can be found in the Magnificat…a bold and subversive prayer that reveals her own…

    Women and the Bible

    The Women of Advent: Bathsheba

    Ariel Curry

    Like the other women of advent, Bathsheba also has a troubled past. And Bathsheba also acts righteously, though it’s a story we don’t…

    Women and the Bible

    The Women of Advent: Ruth

    Gail Wallace

    What do you know about Ruth? She is named in the lineage of Jesus (one of King David's great great grandmothers). Her story…

    Women and the Bible

    The Women of Advent: Rahab

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Rahab is commonly referred to as "Rahab the Prostitute". This nickname limits our understanding of who she was. Rahab plays the savior to…

    Women and the Bible

    The Women of Advent: Tamar

    Gail Wallace

    Tamar passes from the scene, but her impact continues…the woman who transformed the history of the kingdom of Judah also transformed Judah himself…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Footnoted: Was the Bible Written Only for Men? Part 2

    Rebecca Card-Hyatt

    In Part One Rebecca wrote about how the Greek word “adelphoi” has been intentionally translated as “brothers” rather than as “brothers and sisters”…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Footnoted: Was the Bible Written Only for Men? Part 1

    Rebecca Card-Hyatt

    After reading the ESV New Testament, I couldn’t ignore the word adelphoi. The accompanying footnote that appeared 135 times is forever imprinted on…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Masters and Slaves, Husbands and Wives

    Bob Edwards

    Husband and wives or masters and slaves? Today’s theologians do not continue to justify racial slavery on the basis of Canaan’s curse, yet…

    Download our Free Guide:

    5 Pillars of Biblical Equality

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Scroll to Top