Water from the Well Sarah Rebekah Rachel and Leah Water from the Well is a journey four thousand years back to the time of Sarah Rebekah Rachel and Leah These biblical matriarchs and their fascinating stories come alive in the hands of renowned au

  • Title: Water from the Well: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah
  • Author: Anne Roiphe
  • ISBN: 9780060737962
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Water from the Well is a journey four thousand years back to the time of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah These biblical matriarchs and their fascinating stories come alive in the hands of renowned author Anne Roiphe, whose graceful prose captures the biblical landscape and makes it take flight.As each story unfolds, we find that the matriarchs had to overcome the same deWater from the Well is a journey four thousand years back to the time of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah These biblical matriarchs and their fascinating stories come alive in the hands of renowned author Anne Roiphe, whose graceful prose captures the biblical landscape and makes it take flight.As each story unfolds, we find that the matriarchs had to overcome the same devastating obstacles women face today, such as infertility, lust, abandonment, and uncertainty Roiphe demonstrates how the lives of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah helped to lay the foundation of womanhood in the Western world Though these women lived many years ago, their lives bear a striking resemblance to our own They suffered the same pressures and pitfalls, enjoyed the same pleasures and activities, and shared the same responsibilities as today s wives, mothers, and daughters What is , they managed to cope with betrayal, death, sacrifice, and jealousy while dealing with the emerging reality of a new faith period.Little of the drama in the Bible is seen from a woman s perspective Would Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah share the same point of view as contemporary women With life having changed so drastically from the days of the Bible, what can we really know about the women who appear in one of our most sacred text In Water from the Well these questions and many others are addressed in a most enriching fashion, allowing us to discover that women played larger roles in biblical history than many care to acknowledge.Roiphe opens a window onto the distant past and presents it, through the tales of four remarkable women, to the modern reader with relevant observations and allegories Combining the deep insight of Bruce Feiler with the narrative skill of Antonia Fraser, Roiphe delivers a fascinating work that deftly brings these four biblical matriarchs into our own age.

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    1. Anne Roiphe has done a masterful job weaving together material about the biblical matriarchs. Taking pieces from the midrash, Talmud, and Jewish legends as well from the Bible itself, she has created a compelling portrait of the four matriarchs. In these pages, the lives and personalities of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah are brought to the forefront. Roiphe adds contours to the well-known stories and characters, providing insights into these women and their realities. She uses insights from a [...]

    2. I'm two-thirds of the way through and so I'm jumping the gun like I often do. I can give this book three stars for being so well written. This really is a fantastic exploration of the personal lives of some of the women of the Old Testament. The author absolutely must conjecture, and she does so to the favor of the women she researches. And she did a lot of in depth, heartfelt research, too. No shooting in the dark without having made intelligent guesses on where her targets may be.Having said t [...]

    3. I expected this book to be a novelized story about the Old Testament women, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah, but it is very different. It has the feel of well researched nonfiction rather than a novel. Roiphe gives us context and details about these women’s lives based on historical information and the writings of Jewish rabbis. She does delve into what they must have been thinking and feeling, and this adds a lot to the Old Testament women, gives them depth and character. Much of her informa [...]

    4. This was a very interesting book. I have known the story of these women for most of my life, but I have heard them from the Christian point of view. Roiphe, however, is Jewish and comes to this story with a different viewpoint. So she quotes the sages of Judaism and some folklorists that I would never have encountered without her book.I think I would like to look at more of the Hebrew Bible from the point of view of the people for whom it was written. I especially think I would like to encounter [...]

    5. Actually, I seriously dislike the way this book is written. The author uses "she might have" "she likely" "perhaps she" and it gets really annoying, particularly because there were also times when she didn't use these phrases. Is this a novel or isn't it?! I'm not sure that even the author knows. Why did I finish reading this book? Because it gives a lot of insight into the lives of these four women, and for that it was worthwhile.

    6. I am struggling to make it through this book. It takes the stories of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah and fleshes them out with thoughts from ancient rabbi's , and multiple other sources. It starts getting interesting and then seems to forget that it is supposed to be from the women's point of view. Maybe it well get better

    7. this is an amazing view of our biblical matriarchs. it brings together noncanonical stories about each of these women, and interweaves history, geography, mythology, and quotidian detail into a compelling narrative. this is one of very few nonfiction books to keep me up late reading.

    8. A book about the women at the well where Jesus came to get water on his long journey, and he has to take a shortcut trough Samaria (not his usual territory) but he pays that no mind and when the whole village finds out he is the Lord they are transformed.

    9. I thought this work would be a historical fiction take on these four biblical characters. Instead it was a collection of stories regarding these characters that Roiphe compiled after intensive research. Beautifully written just not my cup o' tea.

    10. The stories of these four major Biblical with many Jewish writings incorporated. Concludes with the author's visits to pray at their graves.

    11. About four ladies of the bible. A lot of this you could read in the bible, but I think this book goes into a lot of detail. Plus, it maybe easier to read in book form.

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