A Woman, Darkly
Hosea 13:16"Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up."
Matthew 5:28"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
Genesis 3:16"Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
1 Peter 3:5"For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands."
Deuteronomy 25:11-12"When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:
Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
1 Corinthians 11:6-7"For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
Exodus 21:8"If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed:to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her."
Titus 2:5"To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
1 Timothy 2:12-14"But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
Leviticus 12:2-4"Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
When viewed through the lens of time, ancient works can seem cumbersome and outdated. Such is the treatment of women in the Bible, and here you will find selected passages that highlight the role of women, as viewed by the holy book of Christians around the world. I placed them so as to be viewed through yet another lens, that of the nude female form, to give some context to how far society has progressed since these words were written.