The Changing Roles Of Women When
The changing Roles of women by the Creator's plan Then the Lord said to the woman,“You will suffer terribly when you give birth. But you will still desire your husband,and he will rule over you.”Women Rights Genesis 3:16
Abraham’s servant and the men with him ate and drank, then spent the night there. The next morning they got up, and the servant told Rebekah’s mother and brother, “I would like to go back to my master now.”
The Changing Role “Let Rebekah stay with us for a week or ten days,” they answered. “Then she may go.”But he said, “Don’t make me stay any longer. The Lord has already helped me find a wife for my master’s son. Now let us return.”They answered, “Let’s ask Rebekah what she wants to do.”
They called her and asked,“Are you willing to leave with this man right now?”“Yes,” she answered. Freedom to decide marriage Genesis 24:54-58
The Changing Roles I will allow Zelophehad’s daughters to marry anyone, as long as those men belong to one of the clans of the Manasseh tribe. Numbers 36:6
The Changing Roles Daughter sold as servant A young woman who was sold by her father doesn’t gain her freedom in the same way that a man does.
If she doesn’t please the man who bought her to be his wife, he must let her be bought back. He cannot sell her to foreigners; this would break the contract he made with her. If he selects her as a wife for his son, he must treat her as his own daughter.
The Changing Roles If the man later marries another woman, he must continue to provide food and clothing for the one hebought and to treat her as a wife.If he fails to do any of these things, she must be given her freedom without cost. Exodus 21:7-11 The Changing Roles Rights of pregnant woman Suppose a pregnant woman suffers a miscarriage as the result of an injury caused by someone who is fighting. If she isn’t badly hurt, the one who injured her must pay whatever fine her husband demands and the judges approve. But if she is seriously injured, the payment will be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, cut for cut, and bruise for bruise. Exodus 21:22-25
Father’s authority over daughter 3 Suppose a young woman who is still living with her parents makes a promise to the Lord.
If her father hears about it and says nothing, she must keep her promise.
But if he hears about it and objects, then she no longer has to keep her promise. The Lord will forgive her, because her father did not agree with the promise. Numbers 30:3-5
Widows and divorced women must keep every promise they make to the Lord.The Changing Roles Husband’s superiority over wife Suppose a married woman makes a promise to the Lord.If her husband hears about the promise and says nothing, she must do what she said.
But if he hears about the promise and does object, she no longer has to keep it. The Lord will forgive her, because her husband would not allow her to keep the promise. Her husband has the final say about any promises she makes to the Lord.
If her husband hears about a promise and says nothing about it for a whole day, she must do what she said—since he did not object, the promise must be kept.
But if he waits until the next day to stop her from keeping her promise, he is the one who must be punished.
The Changing Roles These are the laws that the Lord gave Moses about husbands and wives, and about young daughters who still live at home. Numbers 30:9-16
Apparel worn by opposite sex Women must not pretend to be men, and men must not pretend to be women.The Lord your God is disgusted with people who do that. Deuteronomy 22:5
Selfish marital relationship Suppose a man starts hating his wife soon after they are married.He might tell ugly lies about her, and say, “I married this woman, but when we slept together, I found out she wasn’t a virgin.” If this happens, the bride’s father and mother must go to the town gate to show the town leaders the proof that the woman was a virgin. Her father will say, “I let my daughter marry this man, but he started hating her and accusing her of not being a virgin.
But he is wrong, because here is proof that she was a virgin!” Then the bride’s parents will show them the bed sheet from the woman’s wedding night.
The town leaders will beat the man with a whip 19 because he accused his bride of not being a virgin. He will have to pay her father one hundred pieces of silver and will never be allowed to divorce her.Deuteronomy 22:13-19
Women divided among spoils “Sisera and his troops are finding treasures to bring back—a woman, or maybe two,for each man, and beautiful dresses for those women to wear.Judges 5:30
Sacrifice of daughter 0 he promised the Lord, “If you will let me defeat the Ammonites 31 and come home safely, I will sacrifice to you whoever comes out to meet me first.
”From Mizpah, Jephthah attacked the Ammonites, and the Lord helped him defeat them.
Jephthah and his army destroyed the twenty towns between Aroer and Minnith, and others as far as Abel-Keramim. After that, the Ammonites could not invade Israel any more. Jephthah’s Daughter When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, the first one to meet him was his daughter.
She was playing a tambourine and dancing to celebrate his victory, and she was his only child.“Oh!” Jephthah cried. Then he tore his clothes in sorrow and said to his daughter, “I made a sacred promise to the Lord, and I must keep it. Your coming out to meet me has broken my heart.”
“Father,” she said, “you made a sacred promise to the Lord, and he let you defeat the Ammonites. Now, you must do what you promised, even if it means I must die.
But first, please let me spend two months, wandering in the hill country with my friends. We will cry together, because I can never get married and have children.”
“Yes, you may have two months,” Jephthah said.She and some other girls left, and for two months they wandered in the hill country, crying because she could never get married and have children. Then she went back to her father. He did what he had promised, and she never got married. That’s why every year, Israelite girls walk around for four days, weeping for Jephthah’s daughter.Judges 11:30-40 The Changing Roles Of Women