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Women in the Bible

Discover the Amazing Women in Scripture

I spent a season with my Bible reading focused on notable women in the Bible. Some are famous, many are obscure, and a few are infamous. It’s been an interesting study, and I’ll share some of what I’m discovering.

What I’ve learned is that even though the writings in the Bible cover a time in history when men dominated the culture and women were disregarded, God often tapped his female followers to accomplish amazing things.

Join me in celebrating their lives and contribution to our shared faith. So far my list includes:

  1. Ruth (the great grandmother of king David)
  2. Esther (the Queen who saved her people)
  3. Deborah (the judge)
  4. Hannah (Samuel’s mom)
  5. Sarah (Abraham’s wife)
  6. Naomi (Ruth’s mother-in-law)
  7. Rebekah (Isaac’s wife)
  8. Rachel (one of Jacob’s wives)
  9. Leah (one of Jacob’s wives)
  10. Abigail (one of David’s wives)
  11. Michal (one of David’s wives)
  12. Tamar (in the family tree of Jesus)
  13. Rahab (in the family tree of Jesus)
  14. Bathsheba (in the family tree of Jesus)
  15. Naaman’s servant girl
  16. Jephthah’s daughter
  17. Mary (the mother of Jesus)
  18. Elizabeth (the mother of John the Baptist)
  19. Anna (the woman in the temple who awaited Jesus’ birth)
  20. Eve (the wife of Adam)
  21. The Mother of Jabez
  22. Miriam (the sister of Moses)
  23. Dinah (the daughter of Jacob and Leah)
  24. Orpah (the sister-in-law of Ruth)
  25. Peninnah (the wife of Elkanah, along with Hannah, the mother of Samuel)
  26. King Solomon’s Wives
  27. The Wise Woman from Tekoa
  28. Jochebed (the mother of Moses)
  29. The Widow of Zarephath
  30. The Widow and her oil
  31. The Shuammite Woman
  32. Athaliah (the evil queen)
  33. Jael (the brave woman who kills Sisera)
  34. The Chosen Lady (who John write about in his second letter)

Guess what? I have one hundred more biblical women to cover. And they’re all in my new book Women of the Bible.

Learn about other biblical women in Women of the Bible, available in e-book, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.

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