Building upon what I’ve shared in the last couple of posts, regarding the “new” way Jesus the man taught and treated women, I want to share my thoughts on one of the most intriguing and least-understood figures in the New Testament…the Woman of Samaria. Also known as the Woman at the Well.
On His way to Galilee with His disciples, Jesus was “wearied from his journey” and sat near Jacob’s Well to rest and quench His thirst. He happened to stop near Samaria, the Jews’ enemy territory (bold move #1) and approached a woman (bold move #2) to give Him water.
He perceived she’d had 5 husbands and that her current partner was not her husband.