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Women of the Bible

This is an incomprehensive list of women found in the Hebrew and Christian bible.

  • Abigail - The mother of Amasa, Sister of David. I Chronicles; The wife of the wicked Nabal, who became a wife of David after Nabal's death. 1 Samuel
  • Abihail - Mother of Zuriel, chief of the house of Merari. Numbers
  • Abihail - Wife of Abishur and mother of Ahban and Molid. I Chronicles
  • Abishag - Wife (concubine?) of aged King David. I Kings
  • Abital - One of King David's wives. II Samuel; I Chronicles
  • Achsah - Daughter of Caleb. When Caleb promised her to Othniel in marriage, she requested that he increase her dowry to include not only land, but springs as well. Joshua, Judges, I Chronicles
  • Adah - Wife of Lamech. Genesis
  • Adah - Daughter of Elon, the Hittite and one of the wives of Esau. Possibly original name of Bashemath. Genesis
  • Ahinoam - Wife of King Saul, mother of Michal (wife of King David). I Samuel
  • Ahinoam - One of King David's wives, mother of Amnon. I Samuel; II Samuel; I Chronicles
  • Ahlai - Daughter of Sheshan. I Chronicles; Mother of Zabad (in David's guard). I Chronicles
  • Aholibimah - Daughter of Anah and one of Esau's wives. Also called Judith. Genesis
  • Anah - Mother of Aholibimah
  • Anna - An aged Jewish prophetess who prophesied about Jesus at the Temple of Jerusalem. Luke
  • Asenath - Egyptian wife of Joseph. Genesis
  • Atarah - 2nd 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 - Caleb's wife. I Chronicles
  • Azubah - Wife of King Asa, 3rd king of Judah, and mother of Jehoshaphat. I Kings, II Chronicles
  • Baara - A Moabites, wife of Shaharaim. I Chronicles
  • Basemeth - Daughter of Elon, the Hittite, One of the wives of Esau. Genesis; Daughter of Ishmael and 3rd wife of Esau. Genesis; 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 - Wife of Mered, a descendant of Judah. I Chronicles
  • Cozbi - A Midianitish 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
  • Deborah - Nursemaid to Rebekah and later to Jacob and Esau. Genesis
  • Deborah - 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, and who was his downfall. Judges
  • Dinah - Daughter of Jacob, one of the patriarchs of the Israelites and Leah, his first wife. Genesis
  • 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 - Queen of the Persian Empire in the Hebrew Bible, the queen of Ahasuerus. Book of Esther
  • Eunice - Acts Timothy
  • Eve - First woman, wife of Adam. Genesis
  • Gomer - Wife of Hoseah and supposedly a whore. Hosea
  • Hagar - Egyptian handmaiden of Sarah, wife of Abraham. Hagar became the mother of Abraham's son, 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. Jeremiah, II Kings
  • Hannah - A prophetess and citizen of Jerusalem. II Kings
  • Hazelelponi - I Chronicles
  • Helah - I Chronicles
  • Hephzibah - Wife of King Hezekiah and mother of Manasseh who undid his father's good works. II Kings, Isaiah
  • Hodesh - one of the wives of Shaharaim. I Chronicles
  • Hodiah - I Chronicles, Nehemiah
  • Hogla - One of the 5 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
  • Iscah - Daughter of Abraham's younger brother Haran. Genesis
  • Jael - Heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of king Jabin. She was the wife of Heber the Kenite. Judges
  • Jecholiah - Wife of Amaziah (King of Judah) and mother of Uzziah. II Kings, II Chronicles
  • Jedidah - Wife of wicked king Adaiah and mother of Josiah. II Kings
  • Jehoaddan - II Kings, II Chronicles
  • Jehodijah - I Chronicles
  • 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 - Queen of ancient Israel. I Kings, II Kings
  • Jezabel - Revelation
  • Jochebed - Mother of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. Exodus, Numbers
  • Judith - Hittite wife of Esau. Genesis
  • Keren-Happuch - One of Job's daughters. Job
  • Keturah - Wife (or concubine?) of Abraham after Sarah's death. Genesis, I Chronicles
  • Kezia - Second daughter of Job. Job
  • Leah - First wife of Jacob who was given to him in place of Rachel whom he loved. Genesis, Ruth
  • Lois
  • Lo-Ruhamah - Daughter of Hosea and Gomer. Hosea
  • Martha
  • Mary - Mother of Jesus
  • Mary Magdalene - Disciple of Jesus
  • Michal
  • Miriam - Moses' sister
  • Naomi
  • Phoebe
  • Priscilla
  • Rachel
  • Rahab
  • Rodah
  • Rebekah
  • Ruth
  • Sarah
  • Serach
  • Salome
  • Sapphira
  • Tabitha
  • Tamar
  • Vashti
  • Zeruiah
  • Zilpah
  • Zipporah - Wife of Moses, daughter of Jethro.
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