Who Are the Daughters of Miriam?

Daughters of Miriam, new by Wil GafneyIn general, the Daughters of Miriam are the women prophets of the Bible, some of whom are identified as such. Miriam herself is one example. Many of these women prophets, however, are not clearly labeled for contemporary Bible readers in the text as women, or as prophets, or both!

We’re looking forward to reading all about this in more detail in Daughters of Miriam, the new book — released February 13 — by Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, 2007 Katie Geneva Cannon lecturer, which just arrived in the Women’s Center yesterday, with a personal note from the author!!

[Yes, this really WAS, or perhaps, IS, that exciting. Finding Daughters of Miriam on my desk yesterday morning was not just a little present of a book. It was also an opportunity for recognition — “oh, I know her!!” — and a kind of “brush with greatness” — not only do I know her, she’s in print. And it is the very sweet fruit of the dream and work of the Katie Geneva Cannon lecture series, which is all about recognizing and supporting the scholarly work and amplifying the prophetic scholarly voice of women like Dr. Gafney. So — YES!!]

Daughters of Miriam is published by Fortress Press, which provides more details about the book, along with an opportunity to buy it, here.

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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