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Who were some significant women mentioned in the Bible?


Proverbs 31:30

NASB - 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Names that come to mind (with the verse in which they are first mentioned):

Eve (Wife of Adam and progenitrix of the human race)(Genesis 2:22-23)

Sarah (Wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac)(Genesis 11:29) 

Rebekah (Wife (and cousin) of Isaac and mother of Jacob)(Genesis 24:15)

Rachel (Wife (and cousin) of Jacob (Isaac's son), who bore two of Jacob's twelve sons)(Genesis 29:9) 

Leah (Wife (and cousin) of Jacob, who bore six of Jacob's twelve sons)(Genesis 29:16)

Bilhah (Handmaid of Rachel, who bore two of Jacob's twelve sons)(Genesis 30:3)

Zilpah (Handmaid of Leah, who bore two of Jacob's twelve sons)(Genesis 30:9)

Tamar (Daughter-in-law of Jacob's son Judah, who bore Judah's children (twins) after Judah had refused to allow her to marry his son Shelah because God had slain the two other sons of Judah to whom she had previously been married (Er and Onan) because of their sin)(Genesis 38:6) 

Miriam (older sister of Moses, who arranged for Moses' care by his birth mother after Pharaoh's daughter adopted him)(Exodus 2:4)

Thermouthis (the name of Pharaoh's daughter, according to Josephus)(Defied her father's decree that Jewish male babies were to be killed by saving the life of the infant Moses and adopting him as her own son)(Exodus 2:5)

Rahab (harlot who aided Joshua and the nation of Israel in the conquest of Jericho after the exodus from Egypt)(Joshua 2:1)

Deborah (prophetess and judge of Israel)(Judges 4:4)

Delilah (lover of Samson (one of the judges of Israel), who betrayed him into the hands of the Philistines by having his hair cut while he slept with his head in her lap, thus breaking his consecration as a Nazirite, and temporarily depriving him of his superhuman strength)(Judges 16:4)

Ruth (wife of Boaz, and ancestor of both David and Jesus)(Ruth 1:4)

Bathsheba (wife of Uriah the Hittite, with whom David committed adultery, and then ordered the death of her husband; mother of Solomon by David)(2 Samuel 11:2)

Esther (also known as Hadassah)(chosen as queen by the Persian king Xerxes; saved the Israelites from the destruction that Haman, the king's minister, planned for them)(Esther 2:7)

Elizabeth (wife of Zechariah, mother of John the Baptist, and kinswoman of both Mary and Jesus)(Luke 1:5)

Mary (the virgin mother of Jesus)(Matthew 1:16)

Mary Magdalene (a disciple of Jesus, and the first witness of His resurrection)(Luke 8:2)

Lydia (the first recorded convert to Christianity in Europe; a dealer in purple cloth who lived in Thyatira)(Acts 16:14)

Lois (the grandmother of Timothy, a pastor and an associate of Saint Paul, whom Paul commended for her faith)(2 Timothy 1:5)

Eunice (the mother of Timothy, whom Paul commended for her faith)(2 Timothy 1:5)

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