Remember Lot's Wife: And Other Unnamed Women of the Bible
By uncovering the significant roles played by many anonymous women in the Bible, Yamasaki offers an important new perspective on women's issues in Bible studies. Her book contains fifty readings based on selected unnamed women of the Bible. Each entry features a printed scripture passage, prose reflection, meditation focus and prayer.
Considering the importance given to names in the Bible, it's all the more striking to discover how many names are missing from its pages - particularly the names of women. Some women's names were omitted as part of the tradition of patriarchy, others because they played a relatively small part in a much larger story. And, like Samson's mother, some women stood in the shadow of more well-known biblical characters.
Included are: the Queen of Sheba, two mothers before Solomon, the Levite's concubine, Peter's mother-in-law, the bent women healed, women at the empty tomb, women who blessed Naomi, Job's wife, daughters of Zion, Jairus' daughter, mother of the man born blind.
Also see the author's Retro Series blog posts of (slightly revised) excerpts and sample reflections.