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P.C. Headley

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Historical and Descriptive Sketches


of the


WOMEN OF THE BIBLE

from


EVE OF THE OLD TO THE MARYS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.



BY P. C. HEADLEY.


Author Background
Phineas Camp Headley was born in Walton, New York on June 24, 1819. He earned a law degree and then began studying theology at the seminary at Auburn, New York. Pastor Headley ministered in both Presbyterian and Congregational churches.

Headley wrote for the “Christian Parlor Magazine,” “The New York Observer,” “The New York Tribune,” and “The Boston Traveler,”. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Women of the Bible was published in 1850. Over the next thirty years, Headley wrote many more biographical works. Phineas Headley died in 1903 at the age of 84.


Book Description
Headley covers nearly all the heroic and distinguished women of the Bible, from Eve to the Marys of the New Testament, in chronological order. Headley writes a biographical and character sketch of each woman, while weaving major themes of the Bible through each sketch. Obviously a skilled story teller, Headley tells not only what was, but what might have been, by looking at the Bible and the manners and customs of that day.


Contents

I.-EVE.
Adam alone in Paradise.
His first Interview with Eve.
Her Temptation and Fall.
Birth of Abel.-His Death.
The old Age and Last Hours of Eve.

II.-SARAH.
Sarah’s Youth and Marriage.
Life in Palestine.
Abram’s Visit to the Court of Pharaoh.
She entertains Angels.
Hagar’s Exile.
Birth of Isaac.
Hagar banished the second time.
Sacrifice of Isaac.
Sarah’s Death and Burial.

III.-REBEKAH.
The Embassy of Isaac to Haran.
Rebekah at the Well.
The Scene in the Domestic Circle.
Departure for Canaan.
Isaac walking in the Fields sees the Servant coming, and goes forth to meet his Bride.
Rebekah’s Death.
Her Character.

IV. RACHEL.
Jacob’s Journey to Haran.
Resting by the Well, Rachel comes with her Flock.
Makes himself known.
Serves Seven Years for her.
The Fraud of Laban compels him to take Leah, and render another Seven Years’ Service for Rachel.
The Flight.
Her Death.

V. MIRIAM.
Miriam by the Nile.
Passage of the Red Sea, and her Song.
Her Fall.
Death and Burial.
Power of Faith.

VI. DEBORAH.
Deborah beneath the Palm
tree at Bethel.
Her Interview with Barak.
The Summoning to Battle.
The Conflict and Victory.
Song of Deborah and Barak.
Her Character.

VII. JEPTHA’s DAUGHTER.
Jeptha in Exile.
Called to the Generalship of the Army.
His Vow.
The Victory and Return.
Met by his Daughter.
Her Lamentation and Sacrifice.

VIII. DELILAH.
Life’s Contrasts.
Samson’s Love and Fall.
Scene from Samson Agonistes.
The Temple of Dagon overthrown.
Delilah Compared with the Hebrew Women.

IX. RUTH.
The Design of her History.
The Trial in Moab.
Ruth and Naomi return to Bethlehem.
Ruth Gleaning in the Field of Boaz.
His Generosity.
Falls in Love with the beautiful Moabitess, and Marries her.
Her Character.

X. HANNAH.
Her Trial and Faith.
The Annual Pilgrimage to Shiloh.
Her Prayer and the Answer.
Birth and Consecration of Samuel.
Maternal Influence.

XI. QUEEN OF SHEBA.
Description of Arabia, the Queen’s Realm.
Her Character.
Journey to Solomon’s Court.
The Royal Interview.
Her Return.
Woman’s Sphere.

XII. JEZEBEL.
Jezebel’s Marriage and Influence over the King.
Her Persecution of the Prophets.
She is unmoved by the Miracle on Mount Carmel.
The Murder of Naboth.
The Queen’s Tragical Death.
Comparative Seclusion a Blessing to Woman.

XIII. ATHALIAH.
The Family of Ahab.
Athaliah Marries Prince Jehoram, and enters on her Career of Crime.
Massacre of the “Seed Royal,” and Preservation of Joash.
The Revolution.
Athaliah Slain.
Origin of Monarchy.

XIV. THE SHUNAMITE.
Internal Evidence of Inspiration of the Bible.
Shunem.
The Woman entertains Elisha.
Promise of a Son.
The Boy goes to the Harvest Fields, is smitten with Disease, borne to his Mother, and Dies at Noon.
The Shunamite hastens to the Mountain Home of Elisha.
He restores to her the Sleeper.

XV. ESTHER.
Vast Consequences from Small Events.
The Festival of Ahasuerus.
He commands the Queen to grace the Banquet with her Presence.
The Refusal and Divorce.
Esther’s Appearance with the Beautiful Maidens in the King’s Palace.
Haman’s Plot, and Esther’s Petition.
Her Success and Noble Character.

XVI. ELIZABETH.
The Promise of a Messiah.
Zacharias in the Temple.
Family Scenes.
Birth of John.
Maternal Influence upon the Baptist’s Character.

XVII. THE VIRGIN MARY.
Her Interview with the Angel.
Visit to Elizabeth.
Joseph’s Trial.
The Sojourn at Bethlehem.
The Family keep the Passover at Jerusalem.
Their Residence in Nazareth.
The Marriage in Cana.
Scene at the Door of the Synagogue in Capernaum.
Mary at the Cross.
In the “Upper Room” at Jerusalem, after Christ’s Ascension, with the Praying Disciples.

XVIII. THE SISTERS, MARTHA AND MARY.
The Sisters, Martha and Mary.
Contrast between the Old and the New Dispensation.
The Family of Bethany.
Lazarus’ Sickness and Death.
His Resurrection.
The Distinguishing Traits in the Characters of Martha and Mary.
The Saviour’s Last Supper and Interview with them.

XIX. TABITHA, OR DORCAS.
Joppa.
Tabitha’s Residence there, her Character, and Death.
She is Raised from the Dead by Peter.
Woman’s Influence as a Maiden, Wife, and Mother.



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