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Reading Old Testament women in early modern England, 1550–1700
Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher

hailed as virtuous wifely exemplars. 21 Although Old Testament women were frequently categorised as godly or wicked, the biblical narratives within which these women reside often reveal more complex figures than marriage and conduct writings suggest. Take Abigail, for example. 1 Samuel 25 details how she makes reparations to David and his army for Nabal’s churlishness by

in Biblical women in early modern literary culture 1550–1700