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Jael

Guts & Glory!

Ever struggled to get your head around all that violence in the Bible? Ever been camping? Put those two things together and you get Jael; a woman with tent pegs who you wouldn’t mess with! She raises some questions for us about gender, war and courage... read on!

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© Ruth Perrin 2008. Last revised on 22 November 2008

Tags: courage initiative violence gifts conflict

Rizpah

Refusing to give up

How do you respond to injustice in the world? What about when it's against you? What if there seems to be nothing you can do about it? Rizpah knows all about slander and injustice - but even in a situation where she had no power, she still showed courage that shamed the powerful. I bet you've never heard of her - but she was a brave lady!

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© Ruth Perrin 2009. Last revised on 10 August 2009

Tags: courage suffering violence

Cloud of Witnesses is a series of Bible studies on the men and women of scripture. You'll find everyone from Gideon and Andrew through to Tamar and Tabitha.

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Ruth Perrin, the author, is on staff at King's Church Durham and holds an MA in Theology and Ministry.

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