The lives of the women of the Bible made patterns of light or of darkness. . . . Watch for the phrase in Kings and Chronicles, "And his mother was . . ." This is usually followed by the phrase, "And he did that which was good in the sight of the Lord," or "And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord." In placing the name of the king's mother and the evaluation of his reign side by side, the Hebrews showed how powerful they regarded the role of a mother.