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

Paperback | November 13, 2007

byAnne Roiphe

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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.

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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 ob...

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By retelling the stories of the Matriarchs through a sympathetic eye, Anne Roiphe will create portraits of the Bible's women that will show how they played a role in Western history, how they taught us what is important and what is not, how they inspire our moral and immoral imaginations. She will also bring the reader closer to the bi...

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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Format: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.”