Women in the Book of Baruch

What does the Book of Baruch say about women? Here are all the verses we found that mention a woman.

 


 

Baruch 2:3. That we should eat every man the flesh of his own son, and every man the flesh of his own daughter.

Baruch 2:23. And I will take away from you the voice of mirth, and the voice of joy, and the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, and all the land shall be without any footstep of inhabitants. (DRA translation)

Baruch 4:9. For she saw the wrath that is come upon you from God, and said, Listen, you women that dwell about Sion: for God has brought upon me great mourning;

Baruch 4:10. for I have seen the captivity of my sons and daughters, which the Everlasting has brought upon them.

Baruch 4:12. Let no man rejoice over me, a widow, and forsaken of many: for the sins of my children am I left desolate; because they turned away from the law of God,

Baruch 4:14. Let those who dwell about Sion come, and remember you the captivity of my sons and daughters, which the Everlasting has brought upon them.

Baruch 4:16. And they have carried away the dear beloved sons of the widow, and left her that was alone desolate of her daughters.

Baruch 6:28. And the things that are sacrificed to them, their priests sell and spend; and in like manner their wives also lay up part thereof in salt; but to the poor and to the impotent they will give nothing thereof.

Baruch 6:29. The menstruous woman and the woman in childbed touch their sacrifices: knowing therefore by these things that they are no gods, fear them not.

Baruch 6:30. For how can they be called gods? because women set meat before the gods of silver, gold, and wood.

Baruch 6:33. The priests also take off garments from them, and clothe their wives and children withal.

Baruch 6:43. The women also with cords about them sit in the ways, burning bran for incense: but if any of them, drawn by some that passes by, lie with him, she reproaches her fellow, that she was not thought as worthy as herself, nor her cord broken.

 

NOTES

1. The Bible sometimes refers to locations or people-groups by using female terminology. We ignored all such instances. Examples: Ariel, Egypt, Israel, Jerusalem, Samaria, Tyre, vineyards, virgin daughter of Zion.

2. The Bible sometimes mentions things a woman might possess. We ignored all such instances. Examples: anklet, ankle chain, beauty, bracelet, cape, charm, cloak, earrings, garment, hair, headband, headdress, linen, mirror, necklace, nose ring, perfume, purse, ring, robe, sash, shawl, tiara, veil.

3. The Bible sometimes mentions the names (or functions) of female body parts without referring to an actual woman. Example: breasts, give birth, womb.

4. The Bible often uses words that are culturally associated with female behavior, but without applying them to an actual woman. Examples: compassion, tender, delicate, conceive.

5. The Bible sometimes uses titles of female “occupations,” but without applying them to an actual woman. The words are usually used as a pejorative. Examples: adulterer, prostitute, sorceress.

6. The Bible sometimes mentions a god from another nation. Some of those were female. We ignored all such instances. Example: Ishtar.

 


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Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


 

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