In this 5-part course, Dr. Jacks looks at barrenness in the Bible. A study of the barren women of the Bible makes it clear that infertility was NOT a curse among the matriarchs; rather it was a great blessing because of the caliber of sons God would bring forth in His appointed time. Through the prolonged season of sadness and shame, each of the mothers-in-waiting learned to trust the infinite wisdom of the Almighty as He prepared them for motherhood. In the interim, God heard their lament, bore their desperation, and extended His unlimited grace. If you are in need of hope and encouragement in any “barren” area of your life, this study is for you.
The Stigma of Infertility in Antiquity
In this session you will begin to understand the symbolic significance of fertility. The biblical narrative is prophetic, and repetition of barren women in the Bible is significant. Dr. Noreen Jacks takes us back to ancient times to explain the cultural significance of barren women, and the fascinating meaning behind God’s commandment to procreate.