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WOMEN OF VALOUR:

MEDIEVAL MIDRASH

John Lounibos gives Ruth's gift of the medieval Midrash by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, The Woman of Valor (Eshet Hayil), on Proverbs 31.10-31:
 

10. Who can find a woman of valour: Her worth is far beyond that of rubies. Noah's Wife

11. Her husband puts his confidence in her and lacks no good thing. Sarah

12. She does him good, never bad, all the days of her life. Rebecca and Zipporah

13. She looks for wool and flax and sets her hand to them with a will. Leah

14. She is like a merchant fleet, bringing her food from afar. Rachel, and her son, Joseph

15. She rises while it is still night, and supplies provisions for her household, the daily fare of her maids. Bitya, Pharoah's daughter who saved and raised Moses

16. She sets her mind on an estate and acquires it; she plants a vineyard by her own labours. Yochebad, Moses' mother

17. She girds herself with strength and performs her tasks with vigour. Miriam

18 She sees that her business thrives; her lamp never goes out at night. Hannah

19. She sets her hands to the distaff; her fingers work the spindle. Judith who slays Holofernes, Yael who slays Sisera

20. She gives generously to the poor; her hands are stretched out to the needy. Widow of Zarepta near Sidon who fed Elijah

21 She is not worried for her household because of snow, for her whole household is dressed in crimson. Rahab

22. She makes covers for herself; her clothing is linen and purple. Bathsheba

23. Her husband is prominent in the gates, as he sits among the elders of the land. Michal, Saul's daughter, David's wife

24. She makes cloth and sells it and offer a girdle to the merchant. Hazelalponi, Samson's mother

25. She is clothed in strength and splendour; she looks to the future cheerfully. Elisheva, Aaron's wife

26. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and kindly teaching is on her tongue. Sarah, Asher's daughter

27. She oversees the activities of her household; and never eats the bread of idleness. Obadiah's wife

28. Her children rise to declare her happy; her husband praises her. Shunamite who cared for Elisha

29. Many women have done well, but you surpass them all. Ruth

30. Grace is false, beauty is fleeting; it is for her fear of the Lord that a woman is to be praised. Ruth leaving kingly wealth to join Naomi

31. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and her works shall praise her in the gates. Ruth as David and Solomon's ancestress


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