Women of the Bible





EGLAH (II Sam. 3:5; I Chron. 3:3), one of David's eight wives. She is the mother of Ithream.

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ELISABETH, mother of John the Baptist and cousin of Mary, of Jesus. (Lk. 1:5, 7, 13, 24, 26, 40, 41, 57)

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EBLISHEBA (Exod. 6:23), wife of Aaron, first head of the Hebrew pristhood.  She became the ancestress of the entire Levitical priesthood.
Elisheba was the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Naashon, of the tribe of Judah. She bore Aaron four sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Her name means "God of an oath"

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EPHAH (1 Chron 2:46), one of the concubines of Caleb.  She had three children by Caleb, Haran, Moza, Gazez.

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EPHRATAH (1Chron. 2:50; 4:4), same as Ephrath

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EPHRATH (I Chron. 2:19), mother of Hur and one of the wives of Caleb. She became Caleb's wife after wife Azubah had died and after his three sons by Jerioth were born.

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ESTHER, (Esther) a Jewess, who became the wife of Ahasuerus, king Persia.  She is also called Hadassah.

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EUNICE, (2Tim.1:5), daughter of Lois and mother of Timothy.

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EUODIAS (Phil. 4:2), eminent in the church at Philippi probably a deaconess. In this Macedonian country where she lived,  woman's social position was higher than it was in most parts of civilized world.

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EVE, ( Gen. 3:20, 4:4; 2Cor. 11:3; 1Tim. 2:13), the first woman. Her name given to her by Adam, the first man

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GOMER (Hos. I :3), wife or concubine of the prophet Hosea, who became notorious for her infidelity and impurity. She was a daughter of Diblaim.
She had three children, a son, Jezreel,  a daughter Lo-ruhamah, a son, Lo-ammi.

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HADASSAH (Esther 2:7), the Hebrew name for Esther who became the wife of King Ahasuerus.

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HAGAR (Gen. 16:1, 3, 4, 8, 15, 16; 21:9, 14, 17; 25:12), Sarah's Egyptian handmaid, obtained probably while she and Abraham were in Egypt. Haggar was the mother, of Ishmael.

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HAGGITH (II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 1:5, II; 2:13; I Chron 3:2), fifth wife of David and mother of his fourth son Adonijah.

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HAMMOLEKETH (I Chron. 7:18), mother of Ishod, Abiezer, and Mahalah. From the line of Abiezer sprang the great judge Gideon.
She was the daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead, grandson of Manasseh.

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HAMUTAL (II Kings 23:31; 24:18; Jer. 52:1), daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, wife of  Josiah, mother of two sons, Jehoahaz and Zedekiah.

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HANNAH, ( 1Sam. 1:2, 5, 8, 9, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22: 1Sam, 2:1, 21) mother of Samuel.

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HAZELELPONI (I Chron. 4:3),  the daughter of Etam and the sister of Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash.

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HELAH (I Chron. 4:5, 7), one of two wives of Ashur, father of Tekoa. She had three sons, Zereth, Jezoar, and Ethnan.

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HEPH-ZIBAH (II Kings 21:1), wife of King Hezekiab, and mother of Manasseh.

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HERODIAS, ( Matt.14:3, 6; Mark 6:17, 19, 22; Luke 3:19), wife of Herod. She was istrumental in the beheading of John the Baptist.

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HODESH (I Chron. 8:9), wife of Shaharaim

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HODIAH (1 Chron. 4:19), Hodiah had three sons, Jered, the father of Gedor; Herber father of Socho; and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah.

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HOGLAH, (Num 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh. 17:3), one of Zelophehad's five daughters.

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HULDAH, ( 2 Kings 22:44; 2 Chron. 34:22), a prophetess.

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HUSHIM (I Chron. 8:8, 11), one of the two wives of Shaharaim.  She had two sons, Abitub and Elpaal.

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ISCAH (Gen. 11:29), a daughter of Abraham's younger brother Haran, and a sister of Lot and Milcah.

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JAEL (Judg. 4:17, 18, 21, 22; 5:6, 24), the wife of  Heber

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JECHOLIAH (II Kings 15:2; II Chron. 26:3), the wife of Amaziah, king of Judah, who worshipped idols. Her son was Azariah (or UZZIAH) king of Judah.

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JEDIDAH (II Kings 22:1), mother of Josiah, daughter of Adaiah of Boscath, and the wife of Amon.

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JEHOADDAN (II Kings 14:2; II Chron. 25 :1), wife of Joash,  stepdaughter of Athaliah and wife of the high priest, Jehoiada.

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JEHOSHEBA (II Kings 11:2), in II Chronicles 22:11 also spelled Jehosbabeath. She was the daughter of King Jehoram by a second wife, not Athaliah, a half-sister of King Ahaziah (II Kings 11:2), and wife of the high priest Jehoiada.

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JEHUDIJAH (I Chron. 4:18), , mother of Jered, the father of Gedor, Heber, the father of Socho, Jekothiel,the father of Zanoah.

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JEMIMA (Job 42:14), the eldest of Job's three daughter after he regained  his health and prosperity. His other sons and daughters had been killed (Job I : 18, 19).
Her name, meaning "daylight," is significant since she was born after her father's great trials.

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JERIOTH (I Chron. 2:18), a wife or concubine of Caleb.

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JERUSHA (II Kings 15:33; II Chron. 27:1), another of the queen-mothers listed in Kings and Chronicles She was the daughter of Zadok, priest in the time of David, the wife of Uzziah, a leper, and the mother of Jotham.

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JEZEBEL I, ( 1 Kings 16:31; 18:4, 13, 19; 19:1,2; 21:5, 7, 11, 14, 15, 23, 25; 2 Kings 9:7, 10, 22, 30, 36, 37), daughter of the king of the Zidonians and heathen wife of Ahab, king of Israel.

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JEZEBEL 2 (Rev. 2:20) is, according to most reliable authorites, a symbolic name.
Calling herself a prophetess, this Jezebel in Revelation, would seduce people to practice immorality.

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JOANNA (Luke 8:3; 24:10), wife of Chuza, the house steward of Herod the Tetrarch. In Luke 8:1-3 she appears as one who had been healed, either of a sickness or evil spirit.
She is one of the women who went to the sepulcher to embalm the body of Jesus.

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JOCHEBED(Exod.6:20: Num, 26:59), mother of Moses, Miriam, and Aaron.

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JUDAH (Jer. 3:7, 8, 10), an allegorical reference to the country of Judah. Three times Jeremiah refers to "her treacherous sister Judah."

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JUDITH (Gen. 26:34), the daughter of Beeri and one of the Hittite wives of Esau

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JULIA (Rom. 16:15), one of the early Christian women to whom Paul sent salutations.

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KEREN-HAPPUCH (Job 42:14), Job's third daughter whose name meant '"horn of antimony," an eye paint that was beautifier by oriental women, to make their eyes large. She was born after her father's trials.

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KETURAH (Gen. 25:1, 4; 1 Chron. 1:32, 33), Second wife to Abraham, after the death of Sarah. Abraham and she had six sons, Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midin, Ishbak, and Shuah.

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KEZIA (Job 42:14), second daughter of Job. She is sometimes referred to also as "Cassia," a word linked with the fragrance of a flower. She and her sisters, Jemima, the elder, and Keren-happuch, the younger, were born after their father's great afilictions.

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LEAH Gen. 29-31:34), sister of Rachel and wife of Jacob.

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LOIS, (2Tim.1:5), grandmother of Timothy.

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LO-RUHAMAH (Hos. 1:6, 8), daughter of Gomer.

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LYDIA( Acts 16:14, 40), businesswoman of Philippi and the first Christian convert in Europe.

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