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Women of the Bible
A study of women in the bible is a very rewarding venture. Following each study are a series of questions that will help you in a personal or group study group
Please read our revised notes on leading the studies and copyright notice.
- Abigail - Women of the Bible
Abigail was the wife of Nabal. Nabal was rich but quite mean and surly in his dealings whereas Abigail was intelligent and beautiful.
- Deborah & Jael - Women of the Bible
Deborah means 'bee'. Bees are responsible for pollination of flowering plants.Deborah was a prophet, a leader (otherwise known as a Judge) in Israel as well as the wife of Lappidoth (Judges 4:4).
- Elizabeth - Women of the Bible
Elizabeth was the wife of Zachariah, the mother of John the Baptist and a relative of Mary the mother of Jesus. Elizabeth's name means 'God is my oath' or 'my God is my fortune'.*
- Esther - Women of the Bible
Esther was a Jew from the tribe of Benjamin who grew up as an exile in Persia. Esther was her Persian name. Her Jewish name was Hadassah. The name Esther means 'star' and is a derivation of the root name of the goddess Ishtar. Hadassah, which means 'Myrtl
- Eve - Women of the Bible
Eve is the name Adam gave to the helper (or companion) the Lord God made for him (Genesis 3:20). Adam named her twice. First he called her woman, as he observed she was 'bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh' (Genesis 2:23 NIV). Secondly he called her Ev
- Hannah - Women of the Bible
Elkanah had two wives - Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children but Hannah did not (1 Samuel 1:1-8). Hannah's name means 'woman of grace' or 'gracious woman'.1 She eventually gave birth to Samuel after endeavouring years of cruel mocking and taunts fro
- Jezebel - Women of the Bible
Her Evil deeds The main characters in the life of Jezebel were all affected in one way or another by her evil deeds. Ahab, the king and her husband, a weak willed man whom she dominated and led to do much evil (1 kings 21:25). She encouraged him to worsh
- Miriam - Women of the Bible
Miriam was the big sister of Moses. Her name (sometimes rendered as Mary in English) means 'bitter' although it could also signify 'one who loves or is loved by Yahweh'. Yahweh means 'the self-existent one'. Yahweh is one of the ways the children of Israe
- Mary - Mother of Jesus
Mary (Maria or Mariam in Greek and Marah or Miryam in Hebrew) was a virgin girl engaged to be married to Joseph when Holy Spirit came upon her. The presence and power of God led the virgin Mary to give birth to the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 1:35-38, Matthew
- Naomi, Ruth and Orpah - Women of the Bible
Ruth was the lady who clung to her destiny. She inherited a family by marriage. The family line was no ordinary one for out of it came Jesus (Matthew 1:5).
- Priscilla - Women of the Bible
Priscilla was no doubt talented in the secular world and also gifted by God in the ministry of the word. Her involvement with Paul must have helped her get rooted in the word. Priscilla and Aquila later followed Paul to Syria.
- Rachel & Leah - Women of the Bible
Rachel and Leah were two sisters who married the same man - Jacob. Their father, Laban, was Jacob's uncle. Laban was a farmer. Unsurprisingly Rachel's name means 'ewe' - a female sheep. Sheep can be docile animals. Leah means a wild cow or ox.
- Rahab - Women of the Bible
Rahab and the two spies are the main characters in Joshua 2. Rahab was a prostitute. She lived, geographically and morally, on the edge of society.
Her house was located on the wall of the city and was strategically placed to lodge travelers. This was
- Rebekah - Women of the Bible
Rebekah, inspired by nothing more than a caring heart, drew water, not only for the servant but also for his carmel's. Supplying water for thirsty camels is a very demanding job.
- Sarah - Women of the Bible
She agreed with her husband to lie about her real relationship with him. Pharaoh took her in as one of his concubines. God supernaturally protected her Genesis 12. This was as a result of God's promise to Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 12:2-3).
- Shunammite - Women of the Bible
The Shunammite woman was a wealthy and well respected person in the society. This is how the Bible described her.
- Manoah's wife - Women of the Bible
The story of Manoah's wife is one of the most incredible stories in the Bible. It is a beautiful story that demonstrates the love and power of the God who we serve.