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Portrait of a 1-2nd century women, from the Fayum coffin portraits

Women in the Bible stories of the women in the Old and New Testaments

Jesus of Nazareth

Story of Jesus Christ
events in the life of Jesus, with gospel texts and commentary

Clay covered skull found in ancient Jericho

Bible Archaeology buildings, worship, daily life, people, war and Bible places

Noah as he appeared in the movie 'The Bible'

Bible People
short biographies of men and women in the Bible

Reconstruction of a 1st century AD house in upper Jerusalem

Bible Architecture houses, palaces, fortresses

 


 


 


 

About Elizabeth Fletcher

Elizabeth FletcherI attended Catholic schools and then the University of Sydney, Australia. My first degree was in History and Modern Languages, and I became a schoolteacher. I agreed to teach Religious Studies, which can be taken as a University entrance subject in Australia, but I had no real qualifications and soon found I was out of my depth - attending church regularly did not prepare me for teaching Religion to high school students. So I went back to University and gained advanced qualifications in this area.

I then taught Religious Education and wrote textbooks for many years. 

Along the way I was surprised to find there was hardly anything on the subject of women in the Bible. The books that teachers used were either scholarly and out of the reach of a normal student, or cloyingly sentimental and sometimes quite inaccurate as well. 

'Women in the Bible', by Elizabeth Fletcher, photograph of cover I approached Harper Collins with a book proposal and they published 'Women in the Bible' in 1997. After my husband died, I moved out of teaching into full-time writing. I wrote and edited a variety of Religion textbooks, and developed the Religious Education Curriculum now used extensively throughout Australia. But my chief interest was always Biblical Studies. 

When 'Women in the Bible' went out of print and the copyright reverted to me, I put the book on the Web as www.womeninthebible.net

My website was able to reach far more people than my book, so I decided to devote myself to writing full-time for the Web. 

I am interviewed on national radio or talk-back programs whenever there is a ruckus about something to do with the Bible and women, as there was when 'The Da Vinci Code' was published.

I have two grown-up children and five rambunctious little grandsons.  

Let me know if you have suggestions for the website. 
I am always interested in feedback.

Elizabeth Fletcher


Other Websites by this author

Women in the Bible - stories of the many women in the Old and New Testaments

The story of Jesus Christ - events in the life of Jesus, with texts and commentary

Bible Archaeology - buildings, worship, daily life, people, war and Bible places

Bible People - short biographies for men and women in the Bible

Bible Architecture - houses, palaces, fortresses

 

Genesis, first chapter of the Bible

 

  

 

 

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