Women speaking in the Bible

The following is a pretty interesting study. It’s not exactly historiographical, but it provides foundations for some very cool historiographical work. For example, I’m left wanting to know how the “New Revised Standard Version” of the Bible developed over time, and of course I’d like to know more about the stories of the 93 women who speak in that text. From the story linked below:

“There are 93 women who speak in the Bible, 49 of whom are named. These women speak a total of 14,056 words collectively — roughly 1.1 percent of the total words in the holy book.

These are the findings of the Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman, an Episcopal priest who three years ago embarked on an unprecedented project: to count all the words spoken by women in the Bible. With the help of three other women in her church community — as well as highlighters, sticky notes and spreadsheets — Freeman painstakingly dissected the Bible’s New Revised Standard Version.”

Read more here —> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/04/bible-women-words_n_6608282.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000051


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