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Uppity Women of the Bible

$250.00

Uppity Women of the Bible is a four volume DVD-based series featuring Hebrew Bible professor Dr. Lisa Wolfe. Combining careful scholarship with humor and fresh insights, Dr. Wolfe presents just what your group needs for lively, thoughtful discussion of Ruth, The Song of Songs, Esther and Judith.

The four volume series is comprised of a total of 25 engaging 5-15 minute sessions. Developed for adult study groups meeting in homes or houses of worship, each session ends with discussion questions so that participants – with or without a trained facilitator – can understand, debate, and explore the issues raised by the stories of these often misunderstood Biblical women.

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Description


Lisa Wolfe is also the author of Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs, and Judith (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011) which is a companion book to this DVD series. For details and pricing please Click Here.

Program price includes the DVD lecture series and on-going access to the downloadable/printable study materials accessible via the “Supplemental Materials” tab above. This DVD program is not closed captioned.

Attention International Customers: This DVD program is only available in NTSC format. Please verify that your DVD player can read/play NTSC formatted DVDs prior to ordering. Thank you!

Contributor


Dr. Lisa Wolfe

Lisa Michele Wolfe earned a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University’s joint program in Religious and Theological Studies. Dr. Wolfe is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and currently works as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University. She is a self-described Bible Nerd.

Themes


Ruth

In seven engaging sessions Rev. Dr. Lisa Wolfe takes you on an enlightening journey through the Book of Ruth. This is a lively and thoughtful examination. Dr. Wolfe considers the vulnerability of widows and the difficult situation of foreigners in biblical times. She explores themes of loyalty, bitterness, courage, poverty and seduction. What really happened on the threshing room floor? Combining humor and careful scholarship, this study invites you to re-read the book with new insight and understanding for all its characters, especially the intelligent, confident – even uppity – heroine Ruth.

Session TitleDVD Run Time
Bittersweet10:51 minutes
In Case of Emergency13:20 minutes
The Go'el?11:48 minutes
A King's Ancestry08:31 minutes
Understanding Ruth11:41 minutes
An Uppity Woman?14:15 minutes
Grace and Hospitality06:24 minutes

Song of Songs

Explore the mysterious, beautiful, and alluring Song of Songs, at times referred to as Song of Solomon, in this six-session study led by Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe. As she navigates this intricate and sometimes puzzling book, Dr. Wolfe combines deep scholarship with a charming enthusiasm for the text. She poses some of the central questions surrounding Song of Songs. Who wrote it? What sort of people are the main characters? Is it based in history, mythology… or both? As you enter into the world of the lovers Ra’yati and Dodi, you will have plenty of opportunities to laugh and even blush, right along with Dr. Wolfe. Uppity Women of the Bible: Song of Songs invites you into the adventure of re-reading and re-imagining this powerful and intriguing work of poetry and literature.

Session TitleDVD Run Time
Her and Him11:20 minutes
What about Solomon?08:02 minutes
A Misunderstood Book13:22 minutes
Don't Hurry Love11:48 minutes
Your Eyes are Doves10:56 minutes
What's it All About?08:30 minutes

Esther

Enter into an exotic and fanciful Persian kingdom complete with a dim-witted king, a defiant queen, an egotistical lieutenant and a loyal uncle. With lavish banquets, extreme beauty treatments and dangerous liaisons at every turn, can the beautiful and courageous Esther avert disaster for her people? All this occurs in a Biblical book where God is never mentioned. Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe digs deeply and lovingly into this complex story that ranges from slapstick farce to Shakespearian tragedy. Uppity Women of the Bible: Esther is presented in six sessions. So grab your Purim gragger and your hamantaschen – if you don’t know what those are, you’ll find out in session two – and join Dr. Wolfe for this fascinating study of power, corruption, violence and courage.

Session TitleDVD Run Time
Who's Who04:59 minutes
Setting the Stage13:27 minutes
The Defiant Queen05:25 minutes
From Coronation to Doomsday12:36 minutes
The King's Scepter05:08 minutes
Uppity Esther?10:16 minutes

Judith

This fascinating volume examines the story of an Uppity Woman who took things into her own hands – including the head of a brutal warrior chief. Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe takes you on a tour of the Book of Judith, posing provocative questions along the way. Judith, from the Koine Greek version of the Hebrew Old Testament, reads like a historical novel rife with warfare, lust, espionage and intrigue. This six-session volume takes you from a mythological battlefield and a besieged city into the studio and psyche of the Baroque painter Artemesia Gentileschi. Dr. Wolfe’s style is a refreshing balance of careful scholarship and a genuine love for the story of this amazing woman.

Session TitleDVD Run Time
The Real King Antiochus08:33 minutes
Besieged11:17 minutes
Judith's Plan08:49 minutes
An Unlikely Hero07:57 minutes
Piety and Violence12:21 minutes
The Art of Artemisia05:49 minutes

Supplemental Materials


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Volume 1: Ruth

Facilitator Guide
Introduction
Outline
Binder Cover
Session 1: Bittersweet
Session 2: In Case of Emergency
Session 3: The Go’el?
Session 4: A King’s Ancestry
Session 5: Understanding Ruth
Session 6: An Uppity Woman?
Session 7: Grace and Hospitality

Volume 2: Song of Songs

Facilitator Guide
Introduction
Outline
Binder Cover
Session 1: Her and Him
Session 2: What about Solomon?
Session 3: A Misunderstood Book
Session 4: Don’t Hurry Love
Session 5: Your Eyes are Doves
Session 6: What’s it All About?

Volume 3: Esther

Facilitator Guide
Introduction
Outline
Binder Cover
Session 1: Who’s Who
Session 2: Setting the Stage
Session 3: The Defiant Queen
Session 4: From Coronation to Doomsday
Session 5: The King’s Scepter
Session 6: Uppity Esther?

Volume 4: Judith

Facilitator Guide
Introduction
Outline
Binder Cover
Session 1: The Real King Antiochus
Session 2: Besieged
Session 3: Judith’s Plan
Session 4: An Unlikely Hero
Session 5: Piety and Violence
Session 6: The Art of Artemisia