Women of the Bible

SALOME I( Matt 20:20; 27:56; Mark 16:1-8), wife of Zebedee and mother of the apostles James and John.

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SALOME 2 (Herodias, Matt.14:3, 6; Mark 6:17, 19, 22; Luke 3:19), although not actually named in the Bible, she is the "dancing" daughter of Herodias. But Josephus calls Herodias' daughter Salome.

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SAPPHIRA,( Acts 5:1) wife of Ananias.

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SARAH I ( Gen.11:29-3; 12:5, 11,17; 16:2-8; 17:15-21; 18:6-15; 20:2, 14-18,
 21:1-12), wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac.

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SARAH 2 (Gen. 46:17; Num. 26:46; I Chron. 7:30), daughter of Asher and granddaughter of Jacob by his wife Leah's handmaid Zilpah. In the Genesis and Chronicles account she is called Serah, but in the Numbers account, Sarah.

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SARAI, the original name of Sarah, Abraham's wife, who the mother of Isaac.

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SERAH, see Sarah 2 (Gen. 46:17; I chron. 7:30).

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SHELOMITH I (Lev. 24:11), she was the daughter of the tribe of Dan.

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SHELOMITH 2 (I Chron. 3:19), a daughter of Zerubbabel, who was an ancestor of Christ (Matt. 1:12; Luke 3:27). Her father was successor to Jehoiachin (Jeconiah). Her brothers were Meshullam and Hananiah.

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SHELOMITH 3 (II chron. 11:20), probably a daughter of Maachah and King Rehoboam. Shelomith is named with three other children, Abijah, Attal, Ziza, and is not referred to as a daughter. The name could be a son.
The name Shelomith appears in the Bible seven times; of only two are positively identified as women.

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SHERAH (I Chron. 7:24), a daughter of the little-known descendant of Ephraim.

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SHIMEATH (II Kings 12:21; II Chron. 24:26), mother of Jozachar, one of the servants who conspired against Joash of Judah and slew him on his bed as he lay ill.
In Kings, Shimeath's son is called Jozachar, while  Chronicles names the son of Shimeath as Zabad.

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SHIMRITH (II Chron. 24:26), same as Shomer.

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SHIPHRAH (Exod. 1:15), midwife of the time of Moses

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SHOMER (II Kings 12:21), same as Shimrith. She was the mother of Jehozabad, one of two servants who slew King Joash of Judah as he lay ill in bed. She is called Shimrith in II Chronicles 24:26.

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SHUA (I Chron. 7:32), daughter of Heber and  sister to three brothers, Japhiet, Shomer, and Hotham.

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SUSANNA (Luke 8:3), one of those who ministered to Jesus of her substance.

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SYNTYCHE (Phil. 4:2), member of the early Church at Philippi whom Paul besought along with Euodias, another woman member.

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TABITHA, same as Dorcas.

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TAHPENES (I Kings 11:1 9, 20),a queen of Pharaoh of the time of David.
Queen Tahpenes became the foster-mother of Genubath, son of her sister and Hadad.

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TAMAR I (Gen. 38:6, 11, 13, 24; Ruth 4:12; 1Chron. 2:4), mother of Pharez and ancestor of King David

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TAMAR 2 (II Sam. 13:1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 19, 20, 22, Chron. 3:9), a daughter of David and Maacah and full sister of  Absalom.

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TAMAR 3 (II Sam. 14:27), daughter of Absalom, probably named for his sister Tamar, who had been wronged by their half-brother Amnon.

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TAPHATH (I Kings 4:11), one of the daughters of Solomon. She was married to the son (not named) of Abinadab, one of Solomon's officers in charge of the region of Dor.

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THAMAR (Matt. I :3), an ancestress of Jesus, same as Tamar I.

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TIMNA (Gen. 36:12), concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and mother of Amalek. In Genesis 36:22 and I Chronicles 1:39, Timna is referred to as a sister of Lotan. They were the children of Seir.

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TIRZAH (Num. 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh. 17:3), one of the daughters of Zelophehad.

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TRYPHENA (Rom. 16: 12), one of the early workers Church at Rome.

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TRYPHOSA (Rom. 16: 12), an early worker in the first Christian Church at Rome whose name is linked with Tryphena

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VASHTI (Esther 1:9, II, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19; 2:1, 4, I7), beautiful wife of Ahasuerus (or Artaxerxes), king of Persia

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ZEBUDAH (II Kings 23:36), daughter of  Rumah, mother of Jehoiakirn

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ZERESH (Esther 5:10, 14; 6:13), wife of Haman.

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ZERUAH (I Kings 11:26), wife of Nebat,  mother of Jeroboam

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ZERUIAH (I Sam. 26:6; II Sam. 2:13,18; 3:39; 8:i6; 14:1; 16:9,
10; 17:25; 18:2; 19:21, 22; 21:17; 23:18, 37; I Kings 1:7; 2:5, 22;
I Chron. 2:16; ii:6, 39; 18:12, is; 26:28; 27:24).
She was a half-sister of David and a sister of Abigail 2. Her hus band, according to II Samuel 2:32, was buried in a sepulcher at Bethlehem.  She had three sons, Joab,  Abishai and Asahel.

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ZIBIAH (II Kings 12:1; II Chron. 24:1), wife of Ahaziah and mother of Jehoash or Joash.

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ZILLAH (Gen. 4:19, 22, 23), one of two wives of Lamech the othjer was  Adah. They were the first two wives on record in a polygamous household.
Zillah is the mother of Naamah, first daughter mentioned in the Bible and also the mother of Tubal-cain.
She and her sister Adah are the first wives on record to have their husband tell them he had killed a man.

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ZILPAH (Gen. 29:24; 30:9, 10; 35:26; 37:2; 46:18), Leah's handmaid.  Zilpah had two sons, Gad and Asher

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ZIPPORAH (Exod. 2:21; 4:25; 18:2), one of the seven daughters of Jethro. She became the wife of Moses and had two sons, Gersham and Eliezer.
 
 

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