In the Christ’s ministry, Yeshua, loved and counseled many women, often addressing their social standing in ways that would have been considered inappropriate according to the practices of the day. The interactions between the Christ and women were out of the ordinary for the Jewish culture of this time and place. Women and children were primarily treated as property by the men of Israel, though the Greek women generally had a bit more freedom. Women and children had virtually no rights, were not usually acknowledged or addressed by men in public, nor did they have a public voice. And yet, the Christ both acknowledged and spoke to them in public and private, did not shun their words and actions of love and devotion, and afforded them considerable respect, which was virtually unknown at the time.
In every interaction between Christ and
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