Women in the Bible

Women play a significant role in Bible history, but we don't tend to hear about them as often because they didn't have the same status in society as men did. Yet, they stood out for the qualities they expressed, often in extraordinary ways and under extraordinary circumstances. Women were eager to know God and to trust God. Scroll through the list below and discover what each woman did to deserve mention in the Bible.

Kids and Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities

  • Interview a Woman from the Bible - Either the teacher pupils or both come dressed up as a woman from the Bible. Ask someone to be the reporter; this person will interview you by asking questions about your life.
  • Miriam Facts for 3-5 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Miriam written specifically for 3-5 year old children.
  • Miriam Facts for 6-12 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Miriam written specifically for 6-12 year old children.
  • Name some mothers in the Bible
  • Tamar Facts for 3-5 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Tamar written specifically for 3-5 year old children.
  • Tamar Facts for 6-12 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Tamar written specifically for 6-12 year old children.
  • A Video Story of Esther - Three 11-year-old girls wrote a script of a modern day reporter interviewing Esther and her husband, the King. They gathered information from the book of Esther, the Apocrypha version of Esther that includes her prayers, and other resource books on Esther and the customs in those days of King Ahasuerus, her husband.

Fun and Games

Read a Story

Joanna

Mary Madalene

Salome

Susanna

Women Disciples

Rahab
Joshua 6

Esther
Read Esther 1-10

Hannah Prays for a Son
Read I Samuel 1:1-3:18

Deborah
Read Judges

Mary and Martha
Read Luke 10

The Angel Talking to Mary
Read Luke 1:26-38

Zelophad's Daughters and Women's Rights
Read Numbers 27:1-11

Ruth
Read Ruth 1-4

Listen to a Story

Holy Land Tours

  • Magdala - Jesus' sermon on the mount and the home of Mary Magdalene
  • Megiddo - People visit judges at the gates of the city, Boaz and Ruth, Absalom (David's son)
  • Moab - Moses and the Children of Israel, Balaam and his donkey and the angel, Herod's sons, John the Baptist is imprisoned, Ruth and Naomi

Adult and Teen Resources

Guests — Everyday Living

  • Lynne Bundesen – Author - Lynne shares her discovery of the feminine nature of God as Mother, which comes directly from Biblical text. Read on to learn about women of the Bible and the Christ.

Healing Messages — Everyday Living

Book Reviews — Everyday Living

  • The Feminine Spirit by Lynne Bundesen - The Feminine Spirit is a welcome companion to Bible study. Lynne Bundesen debunks the male-dominated views of the Bible and rolls away the stone from the stories voiced by women, shedding light on spirituality and gender roles.
  • The Quest for Mary Magdalene - "Who is Mary Magdalene? Historian and writer Michael Haag is on a quest to find out by tracing her story through the centuries. "The Quest for Mary Magdalene" is a tour de force!

Bible Characters — Bible Study

  • Eve - God creates Eve to be of help to Adam. Learn more about Eve, the Garden of Eden, and the serpent.
  • Hagar - Sarah's egyptian maid becomes the mother to Abraham's first son Isaac.
  • Miriam - Miriam is the elder sister of Aaron and Moses. She suggests to Pharaohs daughter that a hebrew woman nurse baby Moses and thereby reunites Moses with his mother.
  • Tamar - Tamar's name means "date palm, or food or life." Her story can be found in Genesis 38.

Books of the Bible — Bible Study

Life and Times — Bible Study