50 Women in the Bible You May or May Not Know

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Are you ready to look at some women in the Bible? I have listed 50 of them that you may or may not know. I have given you the Bible references as well so that you can look them up.

  1. Abigail #1 David’s sister (1 Chronicles 2:15-17); Abigail #2 David’s wife (1 Samuel 25:36-44)
  1. Achsah – The daughter of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:49)
  1. Ahinoam #1 – Wife of King Saul, mother of Michal,  (1 Samuel 14:50); Ahinoam #2 King David’s wife (1 Samuel 25:43; 2 Samuel 2:2)
  1. Aholibahah – One of Esau’s wives (Genesis 36:18)
  1. Anna the Prophetess – An elderly Jewish woman who prophesied about Jesus (Luke 2:36-38)
  1. Athaliah – A wicked Queen of Judah during the reign of King Jehoram (2 Chronicles 24:7)
  1. Bathsheba – Wife of Uriah the Hittite and later the wife of King David and mother of Solomon (1 Kings 1:11)
  1. Bilhah – Rachel’s handmaid and Jacob’s concubine and also the mother of Jacob’s sons Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:3-5; 35:25)
  1. Candace – Ethiopian queen. Her eunuch is the one that Philip led to God (Acts 8:27)

Salome #2 – A follower of Jesus who was there for His crucifixion and then again at the empty tomb (Mark 15:40, 16:1).

  1. Cozbi – An evil Midianite princess who was killed because her influence was believed to be the source of the plague among the Israelites (Numbers 25:6-18)
  1. Deborah #1 Rebekah, Jacob and Esau’s nursemaid (Genesis 35:8); Deborah #2 A prophetess and the first Judge in Israel (Judges 4:4-6)
  1. Delilah – The woman whom Samson loved (Judges 16:4-21)
  1. Dorcas – Also known as Tabitha whom Peter raised from the dead in Joppa (Acts 9:36-42)
  1. Elisabeth – Wife of Zacharias, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-80)
  1. Ephrath – Second wife of Caleb the spy (1 Chronicles 2:19)
  1. Esther – Also known as Hadassah. Queen of the Persian Empire whose husband was King Ahasuerus (Book of Esther)
  1. Eunice – Timothy’s mother (2 Timothy 1:5)
  1. Eve – First Woman and wife of Adam (Genesis 2 and 3)
  1. Gomer – Wife of Hosea; A Prostitute that the Lord told Hosea to take as wife (Hosea 1:1-11)
  1. Hagar – Sarah’s handmaid and the mother of Ishmael by Abraham (Genesis 21:9-17)
  1. Hamutal – Wife of Josiah who had two ungodly sons Jehoahaz and Zedekiah (2 Kings 23:31, 24:18; Jeremiah 52:1-2)
  1. Hannah – A prophetess and the mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 1 & 2)
  1. Helah – One of Ashur’s wives (1 Chronicles 4:5)
  1. Hodesh – One of the wives of Shaharaim (1 Chronicles 8:8-9)
  1. Hushim – Another one of the wives of Shaharaim (1 Chronicles 8:8-9)
  1. Iscah – Abram’s niece (Genesis 11:29)
  1. Jael – Woman who killed Sisera to save Israel from King Jabin (Judges 4:17-22)
  1. Jedidah – Wicked King Manessah’s wife and mother of young King Josiah (2 Kings 22:1-2)
  1. Jemima – One of Job’s daughters (Job 42:14)
  1. Joanna – One of the women who went to Jesus’s tomb to prepare his body for burial (Luke 8:2-3)
  1. Jochebed – Mother of Moses, Aaron and Miriam (Exodus 6:20)
  1. Keren-Happuch – One of Job’s daughters (Job 42:14)
  1. Keziah – Another one of Job’s daughters (Job 42:14)
  1. Leah – Jacob’s first wife (Genesis 29 & 30)
  1. Lois – Timothy’s grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5)
  1. Lydia – One of the first Christianity converts in Thyatira (Acts 16:14-15)
  1. Mahalath – Ishmael’s daughter and one of Esau’s wives (Genesis 28:9)
  1. Martha – Sister of Mary and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42; John 11:5)
  1. Merab – King Saul’s oldest daughter (1 Samuel 14:49)
  1. Michal – Another of King Saul’s daughters and David’s wife (1 Samuel 14:49; 2 Samuel 6:20-23)
  1. Naomi – Ruth’s mother-in-law (Ruth 1:1-3)
  1. Orpha – Ruth’s sister-in-law (Ruth 1:4)
  1. Phebe – A servant in the church at Cenchrea (Romans 16:1)
  1. Rachel – The wife whom Jacob loved (Genesis 29:25-31)
  1. Rahab – A harlot whom hid Joshua’s messengers from evil men in Jericho (Joshua 6:17-25)
  1. Salome #1 – The daughter of Herodias (Herod’s step daughter) who had John the Baptist beheaded (Mark 6:21-29) Salome #2 – A follower of Jesus who was there for His crucifixion and then again at the empty tomb (Mark 15:40, 16:1)
  1. Susanna – A follower of Jesus (Luke 8:3)
  1. Tamar #1 – Daughter of Judah (Genesis 38), Tamar #2 – Daughter of King David (2 Samuel 13), Tamar #3 – Daughter of David’s son Absalom (2 Samuel 14:27)
  1. Zilpah – Leah’s handmade whom bare Jacob’s sons Gad and Asher (Genesis 29:24; 30:9-13)
  1. Zipporah – Wife of Moses and daughter of Jethro (Exodus 2:21-22; 18:2)

Final Thoughts

Did you see the name or names of women in the Bible that you expected? If not, let us know of some of your favorites. Don’t forget to include the references so that we can look them up.

Here is some related reading for you: 5 Women I Admire from the Bible

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version05

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