“It’s men who are doing the writing, and they’re writing from their perspective,” said Camille Fronk Olson, department chair of ancient scripture at BYU. “So it shouldn’t be surprising that we’re seeing their experiences or the people they relate to — meaning other men. So when you do find women in the scriptures, this is saying it’s a major story or incident that couldn’t be told without including that woman.”
If you flip through the pages of your scriptures, you’ll have no trouble picking out dozens of male role models. After all, there are about 2,900 men mentioned in the LDS standard works. But what about the women?
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