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Matthew lectionary series: Three faithful foreign women

As is often noted, there are five women mentioned (if not all by name—sorry, Bathsheba) in the Matthew genealogy of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. I want to focus on the three foreigners among them—Tamar, Rahab and Ruth—who will shed some light on Jesus’ interaction with the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15. A […]

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