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Strong Biblical Women

Updated on June 7, 2015

Sara, the Mother of the Strong Biblical Women

Many young women think that they have to choose men as strong role models. But the Bible has many women who are strong role models. Sara, the subject of this lens, is just one of them. Sara was the strong wife of Abraham and, along with Abraham, taught the world about G-d and morality.

Sara started out her life as a princess -- her name was Sari initially, which means princess. But she married Abraham (her uncle, according to some commentators) and left her regal life for the desert and animal husbandry. She was not only mother to her own son (who came to her late in life) but she was the spiritual mother to many more in her own generation and ancestor to billions more to come.

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Sara, Mother of Many Nations

Women, especially religious women, often feel that they have no female role models. But the Tanakh (Old Testament -- Jewish Bible) has many strong female role models.

Sara, came first in the list of Jewish matriarchs. Sara, Abraham's wife, and the mother of Isaac, the second Patriarch spent her life as a helpmate to Abraham but she also protected her son. She kept Isaac away from bad influences.

Sara's worked as Abraham's partner in the desert. They always kept their tent open on all four sides to allow travelers a place to rest and eat. The people who stopped and rested with them often became part of their family.

But Sara wanted a child of her own. She prayed to G-d for a son and her prayers were answered. When she was 90 years old, she gave birth to Isaac. Sara made sure her son had a good home and a good upbringing for 37 years, until she passed away at the age of 127.

The Foremothers

These are the four foremothers of the Jewish People:

  • שרה -- Sara
  • רבקה -- Rivka (Rebecca)
  • רחל -- Rahael (Rachel)
  • לאה -- Lea

  1. Sara -- The Mother of all our people, she was Avraham's helpmate. She was 90 when her son Yitzhak was born
  2. Rivka -- Her father and brother were dishonest men but she showed her kindness and open heart by giving water to Eliezer, Avraham's servant, and his donkey. This showed that she was a worthy partner for Yitzhak
  3. Lea -- The mother of 6 of the 12 tribes, she was also the mother of Yaakov's only daughter
  4. Rahael -- Lea's sister and also the wife of Yaakov, she cried for her children when they were exiled from Israel

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In addition to our Cafe Press and Zazzle sites (see modules above), we also have a store on "Printfection" which includes cutting boards (good wedding or housewarming gifts), mugs and cups, tees, etc.

This cutting board is only one of several Jewish holiday themed items at our store:

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The Gold Star

One of my short stories, "The Gold Star" is now available in illustrated form. The story is about a young boy named Shmuel who helps a poor man without the man knowing.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I love your designs. It is great to see all the new designs you have added.

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      slotowngal 9 years ago

      Nice lens! And fun CafePress products.

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      Squidmarm 9 years ago

      I have a friend who teaches about this very subject! I'll tell her about your lens.

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      dtbs 8 years ago

      inspiring lens! Ruth was always one of my favorite women of the bible. thanks for sharing this info! please check mine out at----------------> Kava Kava.

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Enjoyed your lens. Nice going.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      wonderful lens!

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      Barbara Isbill 8 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Nice lens.

      5 stars from a new fan!

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      Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      And there are so many strong Jewish women today. Welcome to Judaism, Jewish Holidays, and Jewish Culture.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Spirituality Group!

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      GetFactsnotHype 6 years ago

      Wow that's a huge compliment that you liked my religious lens www.squidoo.com/christianity-myths !! I see you write on religion quite often as well. I will have to check them all out, but right now I just published another religious lens entitled christian-myths-number-2 and am currently working on 3 - it's a series.

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      DogToys LM 6 years ago

      Joan of arcs my hero, not biblical, but relgious.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      A well-written lens - there are far more strong women in the Bible than people tend to think...

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      christopherlee lm 5 years ago

      Hi, nice lens, thanks for sharing, I have just given you 5 stars rating and a like.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      cool lens indeed, if you like to browse lens too, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very interesting ... I learned a lot here.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      We too often forget how many strong women we can find in Bible. Same is with life: a lot of strong women, but not enough credit to them!

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Most of the ladies in the Bible are really courageous and brave. You're right, a lot of them are wonderful role-models!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Pinned onto my heroes board.

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      RationalHedonist 4 years ago

      I think it's important for girls and even women to know about these strong role models. Thanks for the research. Enjoyed browsing and looking over your artwork.

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      compugraphd 4 years ago

      @RationalHedonist: B"H

      Thank you -- I hope you liked my artwork too :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice tribute to the woman of the Bible. :)

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      People visit their grave sites often. Shalom from Jerusalem!

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      compugraphd 4 years ago

      @Aunt-Mollie: B"H

      Thanks -- Wish I was there!

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      There are so many strong women in the Bible. Deborah (would that be Devorah to you?) must have been pretty strong too. I love how G_d (I've spelled His Name your way to avoid causing offence) gave us strong women and didn't leave the Bible just full of the stories of men. He is great! Praise Him!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Great idea for a lens! I like Rahab too and Ruth.

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