?? Royal Women
… like ambitious Bathsheba who saw her chance and took it.?Or ruthless Jezebel, the original?‘painted hussy’. ?Or the?Queen of Sheba,?a match for Solomon.? Or Michal, who?loved?handsome young David. Or Queen Esther, who married a fool. Or Sarah,?princess of her tribe. Or?Salome who danced for Herod. Or Athaliah,?the only woman to be queen of Judah. Or Basemath & Taphath, Solomon’s expendable daughters. Or Maacah,?the forgotten princess.?Or?Tamar, tragic rape victim.?Or Maacah ll??beloved wife, then exile.?Or?Rizpah, mother of murdered sons. Or lovely, sad?Princess Tamar,? raped and abandoned.
?? Famous Heroines
… like upwardly mobile?Abigail who saved handsome young David. Or?warrior women Deborah & Jael, the giant-killers.? Or persistent Hannah, mistaken for a drunk. Or ruthless Judith, who cut off her enemy’s head! ?Or the?apostle?Mary Magdalene, witness to the Resurrection. Or Jesus’ mother?Mary of Nazareth, ?puzzled by her precocious son. Or?Miriam, leader of women in the wilderness. ?Or resourceful Naomi?who knew how to catch a husband.? Or the beloved?Rachel. Or Rahab?the prostitute who saved an army. Or far-sighted?Rebecca. Or loyal?Ruth with the sense to take good advice. Or the inquisitive Samaritan Woman.
?? Wounded Women
… like the Adulterous woman?saved by Jesus. ?Or Delilah –?Samson’s downfall! Or Dinah, tragic victim of male violence. Or the great mother Eve. Or?the Egyptian slave girl Hagar. Or the human sacrifice?Jephtah’s daughter. Or the lonely, unloved Leah. Or the viciously murdered?Levite’s concubine. Or?the real Mary Magdalene. Or the piteous?Woman with an issue of blood.? Or?Potiphar’s lonely, lustful?wife. Or the desperate Syro-Phoenician Mother. Or Tamar insisting on justice from Judah.??Or the?Crippled Woman and Jesus. Or Pilate’s Roman Wife.
?? Unlikely Heroines
… like Anna?who saw the Messiah? before anyone else.? Or?Asenath of ancient Egypt, highborn wife of Moses. Or?Dorcas/Tabitha, raised from the dead by Peter.? Or?Elizabeth?who greeted the Messiah in Mary’s womb. Or Huldah, the prophetess?who commanded a king. ?Or Joanna?who saw the Resurrection angel.? Or?Martha & Mary?, the two sides of Woman?? Or??Noah’s Wife?, model of forbearance.? Or??Peter’s mother-in-law?,?who knew how and when to cook.? Or??Prisca/Priscilla building the Christian churches. Or another Christian woman,??Dorcas/Tabitha.? Or the?widow who gave a mite, all she had. Or the strange, wild Witch of Endor.? Or?Zipporah, who circumcised her son.
And the dreaded Lilith, who was none of the above….
Extra links, Bible texts, the Bible world
Athaliah,?queen of Judah. Did she murder her grandchildren? ?Bible text??? 10 Royal women of Israel
Basemath & Taphath, two sweet sisters, pawns in King Solomon’s game. ?A princess’s world.
Bathsheba, seduced by King David? Or did she seduce him? ?Bible text, ??Solomon’s court
Esther becomes Queen, saves her people. Exile in Babylon.? The Bible text. ? Famous paintings of Esther
Jezebel??the painted whore?? Jezebel’s world: cosmetics, gods & goddesses??? ?the Bible text? ?
Maacah, wife of David, the forgotten princess.?Life in David’s harem?? Tamar, tragic rape victim
Maacah ll? princess, beloved wife, exile?? Families in the Bible?
Michal David’s first wife ? loving the wrong man? Life in the royal harem? Bible text
Naamah?? wife of King Solomon, woman of mystery
Queen of Sheba?a match for Solomon?? Bible text??
Rizpah? guards her murdered sons??
Salome?? the princess who danced for Herod?? Bad Bible women?
Sarah?? princess of her tribe?? Bible text?? Paintings of Sarah & Hagar
Tamar??? A young princess raped and abandoned?? Bible kings: David
Vashti, queen of Persia?? don’t marry a fool!! ? Esther’s story
Abigail?saved David?? An ambitious woman rids herself of an inconvenient husband
Deborah & Jael,?warrior women????? Bible text????? The world she lived in
Hannah???? a persistent woman
Judith?????? Bible text???? Judith’s world
Magdelene????? Gospel text?????? Magdalene’s world??
Mary of Nazareth????? Life in Nazareth????????The real Mary????? Mary in the gospels???? Paintings of Mary????
Miriam????? Bible text for Miriam’s story????? Escape from Egypt, the Golden Calf
Naomi????? Naomi’s story in the Bible????? Paintings of Naomi & Ruth??
Rachel????? Bible text for Rachel’s story????? The world Rachel lived in?? Michelangelo’s Rachel??
Rahab????? Women ancestors of Jesus???? Ancient Jericho??
Rebecca????? Rebecca’s world???? The Bible text????? Famous paintings of Rebecca
Ruth????? Naomi’s story???? The Bible text????? Famous paintings of Ruth
Samaritan Woman???? The story in John’s gospel???? Enemies: Samaritans & Jews????
Adulterous woman & Jesus??? Her story in John’s gospel???? Attitudes to woman??? ??
Crippled Woman and Jesus???? The story in Luke’s gospel???? Medicine in the ancient world
Delilah –?Samson’s nemesis?????? Delilah’s world???? Delilah: the Bible text
Eve???? Bible text???? Eve in mythic pre-history
Hagar????? Hagar: the Bible text??? Women slaves in the Bible????
Jephtah’s daughter????? The Bible text???? Women’s festivals, human sacrifice??
Leah, love and loneliness?????? Michelangelo’s Leah
Levite’s concubine???? Murders in the Bible
The real Mary Magdalene???? Mary Magdalene’s story???? The world of the gospels
Menstruating Woman????? Menstruation & purity laws???? The gospel texts
Pilate’s Wife??? Pilate’s wife in Matthew’s gospel??? Death sentence for Jesus
Potiphar’s wife: a story of lust & loneliness???? the Bible text??? Women in ancient Egypt??? Potiphar’s wife: famous paintings
Syro-Phoenician Woman: a mother’s prayer answered
Tamar & Judah???? The Bible text???? Paintings of Tamar & Judah??
Anna?saw the Messiah??? with Bible text?? Maps of Jerusalem in Jesus’ time?
Asenath of ancient Egypt, with Bible text
Dorcas/Tabitha???? Death & burial???
Elizabeth?? Elizabeth in Luke’s gospel? ?? Priests in the Bible
Huldah, prophetess, with Bible text
Joanna??? What is an angel?
Martha & Mary????? Mary & Martha in the gospels??? Jesus’ world??? Mary & Martha: paintings??
Noah’s Wife???? Paintings of the Flood
Peter’s mother-in-law??? Food at the time of Jesus
Prisca/Priscilla???? Dorcas/Tabitha, another Christian woman
A widow’s mite???? Stories from the life of Jesus
Witch of Endor????? Magic in the Bible
Zipporah???? Circumcision in ancient times
And Lilith, the Demon Woman