Women of the Bible

Women of the Bible Series

Deborah/D’vorah Her name means: “Honey Bee” Her character: Her vision of the world was shaped not by the political situation of her day but by her relationship with Yehovah God. Though women in the ancient world did not usually become political leaders, Deborah was just the leader Israel needed—a prophet who heard God and believed […]

Women of the Bible Series

Naomi Her name means: “My Joy” or “Pleasant” Her character: Suffering a threefold tragedy, Naomi refused to hide Her Sorrow or bitterness. Believing in Yehovah God’s sovereignty, she attributed her suffering to his will. But her fixation on circumstances, both past and present, led to hopelessness. A kind and loving mother-in-law, she inspired unusual love […]

Women of the Bible Series

Delilah Her name means: “Dainty One” Her character: A prostitute whose nationality is unknown, she used her beauty to betray her lover and enrich herself. Her sorrow: That Samson lied to her, making her look foolish on three different occasion.              Her joy: That she overpowered one of history’s most powerful […]

Women of the Bible Series

Jael/Yael Her name means: “A Wild or Mountain Goat” Her character: Decisive and courageous, she seized the opportunity to slay an enemy of Yehovah God’s people. Her sorrow: To be lauded by Deborah and Barak for her part in a decisive victory. Key Scriptures: Judges 4-5 Her Story Jael watched uneasily through the flaps of […]

Women of the Bible Series

Rahab/Rachav Her name means: “Storm,” “Arrogance,” “Broad,” or “Spacious” Her character: Rahab was both clever and wise. She saw judgment coming and was able to devise an escape plan for herself and her family. As soon as she heard what Yehovah God had done for the Israelites, she cast her lot with his people, risking […]

Women of the Bible series

Miriam Her name means: “Bitterness” Her character: Even as a young girl, she showed fortitude and wisdom. A leader of Yehovah God’s people at a crucial moment in history, she led the celebration after crossing the Red Sea and spoke God’s word to his people, sharing their forty-year journey through the wilderness. Her sorrow: That […]

Women of the Bible Series

The Mothers of Moses Jochabed the Levite Her name means: “The Lord Is Glory” Her character: Her fierce love for her son, coupled with her faith, enabled her to act heroically in the midst of great oppression. Her sorrow: To live in bondage as a slave. Her joy: That God not only preserved the son […]

Women of the Bible series

Tamar Her name means: “Date Tree” or “Palm Tree” Her character: Driven by one overwhelming need, she sacrificed her reputation and nearly her life to achieve her goals. Her sorrow: That the men in her life failed to fulfill their responsibility, leaving her a childless widow. Her joy: That her daring behavior resulted, not in […]

Women of the Bible Series

Potiphar’s Wife Her character: The wife of a prosperous and influential Egyptian, she was unfaithful and vindictive, ready to lie in order to protect herself and ruin an innocent man. Her sorrow: To be rejected by a slave. Key Scriptures: Genesis 39 Her Story We don’t even know her name. She is merely presented as the […]

Women of the Bible Series

Leah Her name means: “Impatient” or “Wild Cow” Her character: Capable of both strong and enduring love, she was a faithful mother and wife. Manipulated by her father Laban, she became jealous of her sister Rachel, with whom, it seems, she never reconciled. Her sorrow: That she lacked her sister’s beauty, and that her love […]

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