The few popular Bible stories about women are often presented in black and white-the women were good or bad, Ruth or Jezebel. But most of us fall somewhere in between these two extremes. Good Girls, Bad Girls invites readers to take a more nuanced look at twelve women in the Old Testament, to explore their lives more deeply in the historical context, and to grasp what these stories might mean to women today.
T. J. Wray is associate professor of religious studies at Salve Regina University. She is the author of several books, including The Birth of Satan and Surviving the Death of a Sibling, and lives in Rhode Island.
Introduction Section One: Liars, Lawbreakers, and Lovers Chapter 1: A Woman with a Plan: Rebekah Chapter 2: The Hooker With a Heart of Gold: Rahab Chapter 3: Tricks and Tryst: Delilah Chapter 4: The Girl Next Door: Ruth Chapter 5: Not a Ghost of a Chance: The Witch of Endor Chapter 6: The Menace Beneath the Mascara: Jezebel Section Two: Victims, Volunteers, and Vindicators Chapter 7 Baby, You Owe Me: The Widow Tamar Chapter 8 Big Sister is Watching: Miriam Chapter 9 The Lamb With A Plan: Bathsheba Chapter 10 One Sick Brother: Tamar, Sister of Absalom Chapter 11 A Womb With a View: The Shunammite Chapter 12 Dirty Old Men: Susanna Conclusion Resources