List Of Ladies In The Bible

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Abigail – mother of Amasa, Sister of David. I Chronicles
Abigail – wife of the wicked Nabal, who became a wife of David after Nabal’s death. I Samuel
Abihail #1 – mother of Zuriel. (Zuriel was the chief of the house of Merari). Numbers
Abihail #2 – wife of Abishur and mother of Ahban and Molid. I Chronicles
Abishag – concubine of aged King David. I Kings
Abital – one of King David’s wives II Samuel; I Chronicles
Achsah (or Acsah) – daughter of Caleb. When Caleb promised her to Othniel in marriage, she requested that he increased her dowry to include not only land, but springs of water as well. Joshua, Judges, I Chronicles
Adah – Adah # 1 – wife of Lamech, Genesis
Adah – Adah #2 – daughter of Elon, the Hittite and one of the wives of Esau. Possibly original name of Bashemath. Genesis
Ahinoam #1 – wife of King Saul, mother of Michal (wife of King David) I Samuel
Ahinoam #2 – one of King David’s wives, mother of Amnon. I Samuel; II Samuel; I Chronicles
Ahlai #1 – daughter of Sheshan. I Chronicles
Ahlai #2 – mother of Zabad (in David’s guard)I Chronicles
Aholibamah (or Oholibamah) – Daughter of Anah and one of Esau’s wives. Also called Judith. Genesis
Anna the Prophetess – aged Jewish prophetess who prophesied about Jesus at the Temple of Jerusalem. Luke
Asenath – Egyptian wife of Joseph Genesis
Atarah – second wife of Jerahmeel. I Chronicles
Athaliah – Queen of Judah during the reign of King Jehoram, and later became sole ruler of Judah for five years. II Kings, II Chronicles
Azubah #1 – Caleb’s wife. I Chronicles
Azubah #2 – wife of King Asa, 3rd king of Judah, and mother of Jehoshaphat. I Kings, II Chronicles
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Baara – Moabitess, wife of Shaharaim. I Chronicles
Basemeth #1 – daughter of Elon, the Hittite, One of the wives of Esau. Genesis
Basemeth #2 – daughter of Ishmael and 3rd wife of Esau. Genesis
Basemeth #3 – daughter of Solomon, wife of Ahimaaz. I Kings
Bathsheba – wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. She was the mother of Solomon, who succeeded David as king. II Samuel, I Kings, I Chronicles
Bilhah – Rachel’s handmaid and a concubine of Jacob who bears him two sons, Dan and Naphtali. Genesis
Bithiah – daughter of Pharaoh, Wife of Mered, a descendant of Judah. I Chronicles
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Candace – Ethiopian queen; a eunuch under her authority and in charge of her treasury was witnessed to by Philip the Evangelist, led to God and baptized. Acts
Claudia – greeted by Paul the Apostle. 2 Timothy
Cozbi – A Midianite princess who was killed by Phinehas (grandson of Aaron) because her evil influence was seen as the source of a plague among the Israelites. Numbers
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Damaris. Acts
Deborah #1 – Nursemaid to Rebekah and later to Jacob and Esau. Genesis
Deborah #2 – Prophetess and the fourth, and the only female, Judge of pre–monarchic Israel in the Old Testament. Judges
Delilah – The “woman in the valley of Sorek” whom Samson loved. Judges
Dinah – Daughter of Jacob, one of the patriarchs of the Israelites and Leah, his first wife. Genesis
Dorcas, also known as Tabitha. Acts
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Eglah – One of King David’s wives. II Samuel, I Chronicles
Elisabeth – Mother of John the Baptist and the wife of Zacharias. Luke
Elisheba – Wife of Aaron. Exodus
Ephah – one of the concubines of Caleb (prince of Judah) I Chronicles
Ephrath – Second wife of Caleb (the spy) I Chronicles
Esther (also known as Hadassah) – Queen of the Persian Empire in the Hebrew Bible, the queen of Ahasuerus. Esther
Eunice – Timothy
Euodia – Christian of the church in Philippi
Eve – First woman, wife of Adam. Genesis
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Gomer – Wife of Hosea and a prostitute. Hosea
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Hagar – Egyptian handmaiden of Sarah, wife of Abraham. Hagar became the mother of one of Abraham’s sons, Ishmael. Genesis
Haggith – Wife of King David, mother of Adoniyah II Samuel, I Kings, I Chronicles
Hammolekheth – possibly rules over portion of Gilead. I Chronicles
Hamutal – Wife of Josiah and mother of “ungodly” sons Jehoahaz and Mattaniah. II Kings, Jeremiah
Hannah – A prophetess and citizen of Jerusalem. Mother of Samuel. I Samuel
Hazelelponi (or Hazzelelponi) – daughter of Etam, tribe of Judah I Chronicles
Helah – I Chronicles
Hephziba – Wife of King Hezekiah and mother of Manasseh who undid his father’s good works. II Kings
Hodesh – one of the wives of Shaharaim I Chronicles
Hodiah’s wife – I Chronicles
Hogla (or Hoglah) – One of the five daughters of Zelophehad who fought and won the right to inherit their deceased father’s property. Numbers, Joshua
Huldah – Prophet II Kings, II Chronicles
Hushim – One of the wives of Shaharaim I Chronicles
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Iscah – Daughter of Abraham’s younger brother Haran Genesis
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Jael – Heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of king Jabin. She was the wife of Heber the Kenite. Judges
Jecholiah (or Jecoliah) – Wife of Amaziah (King of Judah) and mother of Uzziah. II Kings, II Chronicles
Jedidah – Wife of wicked king Manessah and mother of Josiah. II Kings
Jehoaddan (or Jehoaddin) – II Kings, II Chronicles
Jehosheba (or Jehoshebeath/Josaba) – Daughter of Jehoram and wife of Jehoiada. She saved her nephew Jehoash from massacre. II Kings
Jemima – One of Job’s daughters. Job
Jerioth – Wife of Caleb (son of Hezron) I Chronicles
Jerusha – Daughter of Zadok, a priest, wife of King Uzziah and mother of Jotham. II Kings, I Chronicles, II Chronicles
Jezebel #1 – Queen of ancient Israel. I Kings, II Kings
Joanna – One of the women who went to prepare Jesus’ body for burial. Luke
Jochebed – Mother of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. Exodus, Numbers
Judith – Hittite wife of Esau. Genesis
Julia – Minor character in the new testament Romans
Junia or Junias – Regarded highly by St. Paul in Romans. May or may not have been a woman.
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Keren–Happuch – One of Job’s daughters. Job
Keturah – Wife of Abraham after Sarah’s death. Genesis, I Chronicles
Keziah – Second daughter of Job. Job
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Leah – First wife of Jacob who was given to him in place of Rachel whom he loved. Genesis, Ruth
Lois, grandmother of Saint Timothy. II Timothy
Lo–Ruhamah – Daughter of Hosea and Gomer. Hosea
Lydia of Thyatira – one of the first to convert to Christianity. Acts
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Maacah – 2nd wife of King Rehoboam. Mother of Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith. Rehoboam loved Maacah more than any other of his wives or concubines. “II Chronicles”
Maacah #2 – Sister of Makir, father of Gilead. Mentioned one verse later is Makir’s wife, also named Maacah. Difficult to determine whether they are the same person or not. “I Chronicles”
Mahalath – daughter of Ishmael and 3rd wife of Esau. Genesis
Mahalath – granddaughter of David and the first wife of King Rehoboam. II Chronicles
Mahlah – one of the daughters of Zelophehad Numbers, Joshua
Mahlah – I Chronicles
Martha – Luke, John
Mary – Mother of Jesus. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Galatians
Mary the mother of James and Joses (or Joseph). Matthew
Mary the sister of Martha. Luke, John
Mary the wife of Cleophas. John
Mary who was greeted by Paul. Romans
Mary Magdalene – Disciple of Jesus Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Mehetabel – daughter of Matred. Genesis; I Chronicles
Merab – King Saul’s oldest daughter. I Samuel
Me-Zahab – Mother of Matred, grandmother of Mehetabel.”Genesis, I Chronicles”
Michal – daughter of Saul and wife of David. I Samuel, II Samuel, I Chronicles
Milcah – wife of Nahor and daughter of Haran. Genesis
Milcah – one of the daughters of Zelophehad. Numbers, Joshua
Miriam – Moses’ sister. Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, I Chronicles
Miriam – woman of Judah. I Chronicles
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Naamah – Sister of Tubal-cain. Genesis
Naamah – Mother of King Rehoboam. “II Chronicles”
Naarah – wife of Asher, tribe of Judah. I Chronicles
Naomi – mother–in–law to Ruth. Ruth
Noah – daughter of Zelophehad. Numbers
Noadiah – prophetess. Nehemiah
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Orpah – Sister-in-law to Ruth. Ruth
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Peninnah – Wife of Elkanah. I Samuel
Persis – a “woman who has worked hard in the Lord” whom Paul the Apostle greeted. Romans.
Phoebe – A deaconess of the church of Cenchrea. Romans
Priscilla – wife of Aquila, and missionary partner to Paul the Apostle. Acts, Romans, I Corinthians, II Timothy
Puah – one of two midwives who saved the Hebrew boys. Exodus
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Queen Vashti – wife of King Ahasuerus. Esther
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Rachel – second wife of Jacob, and sister of Leah. Genesis, I Samuel, Jeremiah, Matthew
Rahab – of Jericho. Joshua, Matthew, Hebrews, James
Rebekah – wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. Genesis, Romans
Reumah – concubine of Abraham’s brother Nahor. Genesis
Rhoda – Acts
Rizpah – daughter of Aiah and one of the concubines of King Saul. II Samue
Ruth – Boaz and Ruth get married and have a son named Obed. Obed is the descendant of Perez the son of Judah, and the grandfather of (king) David. Ruth, Matthew
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Salome #1 – daughter of Herodias. Name in Hebrew reads שלומית (Shlomit) and is derived from Shalom שלום, meaning “peace”. Matthew, Mark
Salome #2 – a follower of Jesus present at his crucifixion as well as the empty tomb. Mark
Sarah #1 – wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac. Her name was originally “Sarai”. According to Genesis 17:15 God changed her name to Sarah as part of a covenant with Yahweh after Hagar bore Abraham a son Ishmael. Genesis, Isaiah, Romans, Galatians, Hebrews, I Peter
Sheerah – founded three towns. Descendant of Ephraim. I Chronicles
Shelomit – mother of blasphemer. Leviticus
Shelomit – daughter of Zerubbabel, sister of Meshullam and Hananiah. I Chronicles
Shiphrah – one of two midwives who saved the Hebrew boys. Exodus[155]
Susanna #2 – A follower of Jesus. Luke
Syntyche – Christian of the church in Philippi mentioned with Euodia
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Tamar #1 – daughter-in-law of Judah, as well as the mother of two of his children, the twins Zerah and Perez. Genesis
Tamar #2 – daughter of King David, and sister of Absalom. Her mother was Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. II Samuel
Tamar #3 – daughter of David’s son Absalom. II Samuel 14:27
Taphath – daughter of Solomon
Timnah (or Timna) – concubine of Eliphaz and mother of Amalek. Genesis
Tirzah – one of the daughters of Zelophehad. Numbers, Joshua
Tabitha (Acts 9:36) – from Joppa, Tabitha was always doing good and helping the poor. AKA ‘Dorcas’
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Zeresh – wife of Haman. Esther
Zeruiah – daughter or stepdaughter of Jesse of the Tribe of Judah, was an older sister of King David. Zeruiah had three sons, Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, all of whom were soldiers in David’s army. II Samuel, I Chronicles
Zillah – wife of Lamech and the mother of Tubal-cain and Naamah. Genesis[196]
Zilpah – Leah’s handmaid who becomes a wife of Jacob and bears him two sons Gad and Asher. Genesis
Zipporah – wife of Moses, daughter of Jethro. Exodus

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