about the woman "Noah" , a woman who had to liberate herself and other women for basic survival, and to do so had to prove to the men in the temple that her cause was a good one. What would it be like to be a woman named Noah? We are Christ"s Ones.
Impact Women Series – Celebrating influential women in history
This segment tells of a woman who, although mentioned in the Bible, is likely unknown by all except the most dutiful Bible scholars.
Did you know there are two Noahs in the Bible?
And did you know that one of the Noahs was . . . . (are you ready for this??). . . was a woman????
Well it’s true. In Numbers 27:1 we read:
“The daughters of Zelophehad, son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh, son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were, (listen closely now): Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.”
That’s right! Check in your own Bible! It’s not a misprint! One of Zelophehad’s daughters was named Noah! A woman! Named Noah!
Now, just what, (aside from having a manly and famous name), was this woman Noah all about? Well the account in Numbers tells that Noah and her sisters were unfortunate enough to be born to a family who had no male children; Noah had no brothers. And unfair as it may sound, the law of the day dictated that if a man died without male children, all of his property would be split up among the father’s male siblings, leaving the man’s daughters destitute, or at least dependant on their uncles for all their needs.
Noah and her sisters apparently not only took exception to this perceived inequity – they decided to do something about it! As it says in the account in Numbers, (the sisters) “approached the entrance to the tent of Meeting and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly”. Now, if this act is looked at in the context of twenty-first century perspective, nothing special was happening here. But in the culture of the day, a woman’s place was certainly not in the Tent of Meeting! By approaching this male-exclusive area, these sisters were risking severe condemnation, or much worse!
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