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What's In A Name | Warrior Women

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. -Genesis Chapter 2, Verse 18

Helpmeet, suitable partner, counterpart...these are just some of the words we think of when we talk about Biblical womanhood and they are great words, IF we know what they mean, but often they sound like what you'd say to a five year old as you asked them to help you with dinner. "Want to be my helper?" 
It just doesn't sound very powerful. 
But as we look at the Hebrew word "ezer kenegdo" we see another view of the name God calls women. First, it's only ever used once more, to describe God Himself as Israel's "helper" during their desert season. And secondly, the word picture it promotes through the Hebrew letters is something along the lines of "the one who goes before me and sees my enemy."
It's more military than kinder-garden and it speaks to leadership in a way in which the English word does …

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