So, normally I try to break a reflection post down into some major parts of the book and mention some notable women, but this book is different for that. Mainly because there are two other sources already made for this. All the women mentioned in this book (for the most part) are mentioned in First or Second Samuel. Some exceptions are the women of the Genealogies but you can find them in that post. The other two posts on 1 Chronicles are Exploits of David and David’s last bit of business
Genealogies of this time, specifically for these people, are generally composed of men alone. It’s part of the erasure of women from history that is mentioned and explained in the book Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit. It was interesting to read the essay and the genealogies so close in time. More so that I had felt the same way as Solnit about it. But there are some women mentioned in these genealogies. There are women mentioned whose names I had never heard and then there were women left out that had been mentioned in books before this. It makes me question what the motivation was for the women that were included or excluded. It makes me wonder how much of it was information that just was or wasn’t recorded of them. Unfortunately, we’ll never know.