Models of Motherhood

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Episode 84: Models of Motherhood
Avram and Thora Shannon
July 2023

"Mother" is a role that takes on many forms as women guide and nurture the human family. While many of us have mother figures we admire in the present day, what about our motherly role models from the past? In this episode, Professor Avram Shannon from the BYU department of ancient scripture and his wife Thora Shannon examine the examples of several mother figures in the Old Testament, how these women shaped and blessed the whole human family and the House of Israel--and why their examples are crucial for us today.


“Models of Motherhood: Expansive Mothering in the Old Testament” (Religious Educator, 2022)

Click here to learn more about professor Avram Shannon