Who was the only female judge of Israel?

Deborah (Judges 4-5) (Judges 4:4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time.)

What widowed prophetess was eighty-four years old when she saw the young Jesus in the temple?

Anna ( Luke 2:36-38 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; {37} and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. {38} And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

What wife of David had been married to Nabal, who died when she told him of the gifts she had given to David?

Abigail ( 1 Samuel 25:18-20 Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five seahs of roasted grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys. {19} And she said to her servants, "Go on before me; see, I am coming after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal. {20} So it was, as she rode on the donkey, that she went down under cover of the hill; and there were David and his men, coming down toward her, and she met them.

What elderly cousin of Mary became the mother of John the Baptist?

Elisabeth ( Luke 1:12-13 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. {13} But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.)

What Jewish girl married a Persian emperor and helped save her exiled people from extermination?

Esther (Esther 2:16-17 So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. {17} The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. - Esther 8:3 Now Esther spoke again to the king, fell down at his feet, and implored him with tears to counteract the evil of Haman the Agagite, and the scheme which he had devised against the Jews. - Esther 8:6 "For how can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people? Or how can I endure to see the destruction of my countrymen?"

What two sisters of Bethany had a brother named Lazarus and were close friends of Jesus?

Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. {39} And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. {40} But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." {41} And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha , Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. {42} "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.")

What prophetess was the sister of two great leaders and was once afflicted with leprosy for being rebellious?

Miriam (Exodus 15:20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. - Numbers 12:1-2 Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. {2} So they said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?" And the LORD heard it.)

What Persian queen upset the king and his counselor by refusing to appear before them at their drunken banquet?

Vashti (Esther 1:10-12 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, {11} to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold. {12} But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him.)

What dancer so enchanted Herod that he offered her anything she wished?

The daughter of Herodias (Matthew 14:1-11 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus {2} and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him." {3} For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. {4} Because John had said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her." {5} And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. {6} But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. {7} Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. {8} So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter." {9} And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her. {10} So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. {11} And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.)

Who was turned into a pillar of salt?

Lot's wife (Genesis 19:23-26 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar. {24} Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens. {25} So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. {26} But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.)

What woman was given as a wife after her future husband brought in 200 Philistine foreskins as a gift to her father?

Michal (Samuel 18:27 therefore David arose and went, he and his men, and killed two hundred men of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full count to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him Michal his daughter as a wife.)

What was Saul's wife's name?

Ahinoam (1 Samuel 14:50 The name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.)

Who was the mother of the Levitical priesthood?

Elisheba, wife of Aaron (Exodus 6:23 Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.)

What wife of David was the mother of the rebellious Adonijah?

Haggith (2 Samuel 3:4 the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;)

What was Esther's Hebrew name?

Hadassah (Esther 2:7 And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.)

What was the name of Sarah's Egyptian maid?

Hagar (Genesis 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.)

What woman of the Roman church is commended by Paul for her hard work?

Mary (Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us.)

Who was Abraham's Wife after Sarah died?

Keturah (Genesis 25:1 Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah.)

What wife of David was mother of the handsome but rebellious Absalom?

Maacah (2 Samuel 3:3 his second, Chileab, by Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite; the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur;)

What daughter of Saul was promised to David for slaying Goliath?

Merab (1 Samuel 18:17-19 Then Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife. Only be valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles." For Saul thought, "Let my hand not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him." {18} So David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?" {19} But it happened at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife.)

What Israelite woman lived in Moab but returned to Israel after her husband's death?

Naomi (Ruth 1:1-4 Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. {2} The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion; Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. {3} Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. {4} Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. - Ruth 1:7 Therefore she went out from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.)

Who was Ruth's sister-in-law?

Orpah (Ruth 1:4 Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years.)

What four women in the early church were described as prophetesses?

The daughters of Philip (Acts 21:8-9 On the next day we who were Paul's companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. {9} Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.)

What servant girl in Jerusalem came to the door when Peter escaped from prison?

Rhoda (Acts 12:13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer.)

What man's daughters involved him in incestuous relations when they believed there were no other men around?

Lot's daughters ( Genesis 19:30-38 Then Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt in the mountains, and his two daughters were with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar. And he and his two daughters dwelt in a cave. {31} Now the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. {32} "Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father." {33} So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. {34} It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, "Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father." {35} Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. {36} Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. {37} The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. {38} And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.)

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What queen traveled far to meet Solomon face to face?

The queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.)

What wife of the soldier Uriah became David's wife and had his son Solomon?

Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:26-27 When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. {27} And when her mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.)

Who nagged at David for dancing in the streets?

Michal (1 Samuel 18:20 Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. - 2 Samuel 6:16 Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.)

What Egyptian woman found the infant Moses in the river?

Pharoah's daughter ( Exodus 2:5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it.)

What daughter of David was raped by her half brother?

Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1-2 After this Absalom the son of David had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. {2} Amnon was so distressed over his sister Tamar that he became sick; for she was a virgin. And it was improper for Amnon to do anything to her. - 2 Samuel 13:14 However, he would not heed her voice; and being stronger than she, he forced her and lay with her.)

What girl was offered as a sacrifice by her father, one of Israel's judges?

Jephthah's daughter (Judges 11) (Judges 11:30-31 And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD, and said, "If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands, {31} "then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord's, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.")

What harlot fled from an burning city, taking her family with her?

Rahab (Joshua 6:25 And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father's household, and all that she had. So she dwells in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.)

Who urged her husband to curse God and die?

Job's wife (Job 2:9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!")

Who was forbidden to mourn the death of his beautiful wife?

Ezekiel (Ezekiel 24:16-18 "Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with one stroke; yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, nor shall your tears run down. {17} "Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead; bind your turban on your head, and put your sandals on your feet; do not cover your lips, and do not eat man's bread of sorrow." {18} So I spoke to the people in the morning, and at evening my wife died; and the next morning I did as I was commanded.)

Whose mother took refuge in Moab while her son was fleeing the wrath of Israel's king?

David's (1 Samuel 22:3-4 Then David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and mother come here with you, till I know what God will do for me." {4} So he brought them before the king of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.)

What was the occupation of the two women who disputed over a child and asked Solomon for a decision?

Harlots (1 Kings 3:16-20 Now two women who were harlots came to the king, and stood before him. {17} And one woman said, "O my lord, this woman and I dwell in the same house; and I gave birth while she was in the house. {18} "Then it happened, the third day after I had given birth, that this woman also gave birth. And we were together; no one was with us in the house, except the two of us in the house. {19} "And this woman's son died in the night, because she lay on him. {20} "So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from my side, while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.)

What woman is mentioned in Proverbs as having taught wise sayings to her son?

King Lemuel's mother (Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:)

What shepherd girl became the much-loved wife of Jacob?

Rachel (Genesis 29:6 So he said to them, "Is he well?" And they said, "He is well. And look, his daughter Rachel is coming with the sheep.")

What Egyptian wife caused Joseph to be thrown into prison?

The wife of Potiphar (Genesis 39:1 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there. - Genesis 39:7 And it came to pass after these things that his master's wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me.")

What prophet pictures women weeping for the god Tammuz?

Ezekiel (Ezekiel 8:14 So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the Lord's house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.)

What Midianite woman married Moses?

Zipporah (Exodus 2:21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.)

What Moabite was an ancestor of Jesus?

Ruth (Ruth 4:17 Also the neighbor women gave him a name, saying, "There is a son born to Naomi." And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.)

Who brought Samson down for the price of 1,100 pieces of silver from each of the Philistine chieftains?

Delilah (Judges 16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, "Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and every one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.")

What barren woman begged the Lord for a son, and later gave up her only son to live in the house of the priest Eli?

Hannah (1 Samuel 1:20-25 So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked for him from the LORD." {21} Now the man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and his vow. {22} But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, "Not until the child is weaned; then I will take him, that he may appear before the LORD and remain there forever." {23} And Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him. Only let the LORD establish His word." So the woman stayed and nursed her son until she had weaned him. {24} Now when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, one ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD in Shiloh. And the child was young. {25} Then they slaughtered a bull, and brought the child to Eli.)

What wife of David took enormous pains to secure the throne for her son?

Bathsheba, mother of Solomon (1 Kings 1:11-13 So Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it? {12} "Come, please, let me now give you advice, that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. {13} "Go immediately to King David and say to him, 'Did you not, my lord, O king, swear to your maidservant, saying, "Assuredly your son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne"? Why then has Adonijah become king?')

Who came to Jesus at the Wedding of Cana and said, "They have no wine"?

Mary (John 2:3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine.")

What kind of women is talked about in the book of Proverbs chapter 31?

The virtuous woman

The Ethiopian eunuch that Philip witnessed to was the servant of what queen?

Candace (Acts 8:27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,)

What Baal-worshiping princess led Ahab into idolatry?

Jezebel (1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshiped him.)

Who was the woman that King Saul disguised himself in order to get help from her?

The witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28:7 Then Saul said to his servants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her." And his servants said to him, "In fact, there is a woman who is a medium at En Dor.")


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