Water From The Well: Women of the Bible: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah by Anne RoipheWater From The Well: Women of the Bible: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah by Anne Roiphe

Water From The Well: Women of the Bible: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah

byAnne Roiphe

Paperback | November 13, 2007

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Water from the Well is a journey four thousand years back to the time of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah. The graceful prose of renowned author Anne Roiphe brilliantly captures these biblical women and makes their fascinating stories come alive.

As each story unfolds, we find that the matriarchs had to overcome the same devastating obstacles women face today—infertility, lust, abandonment, and uncertainty—yet they managed to cope with betrayal, death, sacrifice, and jealousy while dealing with the emerging reality of a new faith. This remarkable volume demonstrates how their lives helped to lay the foundation of womanhood in the Western world. Combining the deep insight of Bruce Feiler with the narrative skill of Antonia Fraser, Anne Roiphe delivers a fascinating work that deftly brings these four biblical matriarchs into our own age.

Anne Roiphe is the author of fifteen books, including Fruitful, which was a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award. She has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Vogue, Elle, Redbook, Parents, and The Guardian, and is a contributing editor to the Jerusalem Report. She lives in New York City.
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Title:Water From The Well: Women of the Bible: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and LeahFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060737972

ISBN - 13:9780060737979

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“Although Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel and Leah lived in biblical times, their experiences speak to women today.”