Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? This month we’re also counting down to the All God’s Women one-year anniversary. To celebrate both events, we’re winding down our days in the Old Testament by featuring three different groups of Unsung Heroes among the Old Testament women. We begin this week with the midwives.
The first mention of a midwife is in Genesis 35:16. The Bible doesn’t provide the name of Rachel’s midwife, but it does record her words. “Don’t be afraid, for you have another son.”
The next mentioned midwife is Tamar’s midwife in Genesis 38:27-30. Now, while Rachel was a beloved wife, Tamar was an unwed mother, so her pregnancy and birth would be a completely different experience.
The last mention of midwives in the Bible is Shiphrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives in Egypt. We’ve already devoted a full episode to them, but let’s focus right now just on their work as midwives.
All God’s Women is a Bible study podcast where we journey through the Bible one woman at a time. If you enjoy learning about women in the Bible, tune in each week to learn about a different Bible woman.
Host Sharon Wilharm is a Christian speaker, female filmmaker, and women’s ministry leader. Check out her movies available Amazon Prime, TubiTV, and other online streaming platforms. To learn more about Sharon and her movies, visit her website.