Sunday, November 02, 2008

God encounters with women

Accidentally, I've dropped into doing a sermon-series. I've found myself preaching on a lot of divine-human encounters in the Hebrew Bible: Moses and the burning bush, Samuel in the temple, Jacob wrestling with God etc. But all of these feature men. So I'm wondering where there are stories in the Hebrew Bible in which God speaks to a woman. Or at least passages where you can read between the lines to find something of a divine encounter with a woman.

So I'm making a request: can anyone point me in a good direction to find a story that can give some gender-balance to this series?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kim Hampton said...

How about G-d talking to Sarah after he talks to Abraham about having children? That's one of the few times G-d talks directly to a woman.

And there's always Zipporah. But that encounter with the divine is odd to say the least.

5:49 pm  
Blogger Glen Marshall said...

I really enjoy preaching on God and Hannah in 1Sam.

6:02 pm  

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