How Many Books of the Bible Bears the Name of a Woman?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
February 12, 2009 11:27am CST
This thought just came to me as I was avoiding the little rabbits on Hwy 79. How many books in the Bible are named after women and are they the authors?
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
It's just the book of Ruth and Esther in the Old Testament. The authors of Ruth and Esther said nothing about themselves in their books. While the book of Esther can not be attributed to anyone, the book of Ruth, according to Jewish tradition was written by Samuel, the last judge of Israel, because the story happened during the term of the judges of Israel. Some Bible historians though are saying that the book may have been written later during the reign of King David.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Ah, very interesting. Thanks. Are there any ideas who wrote the book of Esther? Such a beautiful story.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Sorry no one can say who the author of Esther is. But reading from the books, many scholars believe that the author is either a high-class Persian who knows a lot about the Jews or a Jew who has a high position in the Persian court. The scholars also believe that the author is a contemporary of Esther and is close to Mordecai (Esther's uncle).
• India
13 Feb 09
Hello my friend gtargirl Ji, First of all, I would like to congretulate you for reaching to this magic figure of 1000 posts. Next, I may dis-appoint you as I do not have slightest idea of keeping such statistics. may god bless you and have great time.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Oh Thanks, I guess I did reach 1000 posts. That's a good feeling.
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
13 Feb 09
without cheating I know there is Ruth and Esther, but that is all I can think of
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Feb 09
That's all I can come with too, Winterose. We're pretty well on the mark, I think. thanks for stopping by, hope you're keeping warm and dry.