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Achan and the Accursed Thing

When the city of Jericho is conquered, nothing is to be taken from the city. The Hebrews are under strict order from Jehovah not to soil their hands with that which belongs to idolaters.

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Jezebel: Eternally Infamous

For 3,000 years since her demise her name continues to be a synonym for female depravity, treachery, and deceit.

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Martha: Pragmatism on Steroids

Scripture says Jesus loves Martha, Mary and Lazarus (John 11:5). He seems to have a closer relationship with them than any other family members and uses His conversations as teaching tools.

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Syrophoenician Woman: A Dog’s Life

The love of God knows no racial boundaries.

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Veronica: Getting a Grasp on Jesus

Jesus is on His way to Jairus’ home to heal his daughter when His journey is interrupted by a desperate woman. The story is of such importance it is found in all three Synoptic Gospels.

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Rahab: Immorality to Immortality

In Jericho the men enter the home of prostitute named Rahab. What she was is not as important as what she becomes.

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Delilah: Sleeping in Her Lap

Although Samson is a judge in Israel for twenty years, there is no record he ever seeks God’s advice. His actions against the Philistines seem to be based on revenge rather than divine guidance.

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Mary Magdalene

Her resolute dedication is rewarded with a unique honor. She is the first person to see the risen Christ.

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Woman Taken in Adultery: Caught in the Act

Jesus is teaching in the temple courtyard when He is suddenly interrupted by the Scribes and Pharisees. They present to Him a woman caught in the act of adultery.

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Mary of Bethany: At the Feet of Jesus

Jesus leaves his footprints wherever He goes.

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