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Woman the word is hard to define for it connotes so many varied meanings The Merriam- Websters Dictionary defines woman as an adult female a person belonging to a specific group or a servant or attendant Yet within the New American Bibles books of Judges Ruth and Judith various other definitions of woman may be derived from these stories The role of women becomes one of a servant of God an example of strength and an integral character to deliver a message These women are willful intelligent and determined proving that Gods mission carries a universal message crossing both gender and ethnic lines Judges Ruth and Judith relay stories not of victims but of resolute people whose conviction serves the message of faith over physical strength Why are written records of women in the Bible important Do women actively seek out roles to play in society Is there a set of rules to be upheld andor broken All of these questions and more seek an answer that reflects the position women took in traditional Judaic societies In analyzing the books of Judges Ruth and Judith a background of the typical Jewish woman may be formulated and then ultimately challenged by female characters Using the Bible as reference one may first notice a lacking of female participation throughout the books as women are rarely depicted as a main character This may be because of the patriarchal society in which most Jewish societies functioned during the times of the Old Testament For women they were often seen as being in the care of a male figure throughout their lives first to their father and next to their husband Each rule of the covenant such as dietary laws and abstinence during menstruation were to be followed in order to reap the benefits of the covenant with God Yet in doing so most women became a background for the stories of males to be told However it is
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