All of the Women of the Bible - Study Guide Chapter 8, Elisabeth & Others Summary & Analysis

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Elisabeth is Mary's older cousin, and mother of John the Baptist. Elisabeth was also the first to be informed of the angelic messages that her cousin's baby was going to be a boy and a living Messiah. This woman was the wife of a priest in a family that had a tradition of having priests in it. An angel Gabriel had told her husband the priest that either he was stricken speechless or that he had better keep his mouth shut about what was coming to pass. Elisabeth had not grown pregnant from lying with her husband for years, but then finally did. This also explains why there was some confusion for people about whether or not that really was how and why they became pregnant. Elisabeth was much older than Mary even though they were pregnant at the same time...

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