Women in the Bible – Bible Study Guide

300 pages of stories & ideas – see the list below

Stories, Bible texts, history, customs, prayers, questions, paintings, archaeology, activities, meditations

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10 Bible Women

Deborah, warrior woman  
Activities
   Text   Her world

Ruth    People in her story
Activities   Text   Her world

Queen Esther married a fool
Activities    Text    Her world

Eve, great mother    Text
Eve – the real story

Wicked Jezebel
Activities    Text    Her world

Judith slays a tyrant
Activities   Text   Her world

Mary Magdalene    Text
Activities     Magdalene’s world

Mary, mother of Jesus
Activities    Text    Mary’s world 

Rachel, the beloved     Text
Activities      Rachel’s world

Rahab the prostitute

Sarah, tribal princess     Text

Questions

What are ‘angels’?

Did Jesus marry Magdalene?

Mary of Nazareth: the real woman

Da Vinci Code: true or false?

Abraham: was his story true?

Was Moses really an Egyptian?

Was the Tower of Babel real?

What was the Covenant?

Who was Abraham’s God?

Who was the God of Moses?

Who was King David’s God?

Bible Paintings

Beautiful Angels

Noah & the Flood

Cain murders Abel

The Madonna

Mary of Nazareth

Judith murders Holofernes

Ruth & Naomi

Rachel & her sister Leah

Rebecca & Isaac

Joseph & Potiphar’s wife

Moses & Miriam

Beautiful Esther

More on Esther

Hagar & Sarah

Tamar seduces Judah

Daily Life

Adultery in the Bible

Ancient jewels – royal bling!

Childbirth in the ancient world

Clothes for children

Clothes – what people wore

Clothes for rich & poor

Clothes: the evidence

Cooking

Dogs in the Bible world

Divorce in the Bible

Family – who was the boss?

Family, work, religion

Farming in ancient times

Food – what Bible people ate

Kosher – clean & unclean foods

Marriage: monogamy, polygamy

Money & marriage: bride price

Levirate Law protects the weak

Major events

Music in the ancient world

Ancient musical instruments

Work: what people did

Slaves in the ancient world

Cattle, goats, sheep, asses

What was crucifixion?

Circumcision in the Bible

Marriage & family

Virgins & maidens

Monogamy? Polygamy?

Money & marriage: bride price

Weddings in the Bible

Childbirth in the ancient world

Babies & children in the Bible

Adultery in the Bible

Divorce in the Bible

Family – who was the boss?

Family, work, religion

Levirate Law protects the weak

Major events

Bible Top Ten

Top 10 Bad Women

Top 10 Bad Bible Men

10 Bible Heroes

10 Bible Heroines

10 Young People in the Bible

10 Princesses of Israel & Judah

10 Plagues of Egypt

Top 10 Bible Movies

Top 10 Bible Paintings

Top 10 Christian Songs

Top 10 Ideas: what is God?

Top 10 Bible Kings

Top 10 Bible Murders

Top 10 Gospel Villains

10 Worst Sins in the Bible

10 Bible Warriors

10 Ways to Heaven

10 Ways to Hell

Famous stories

Bathsheba, David’s great love

Deborah faces impossible odds

Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin

Queen Esther, beautiful, shrewd

Jezebel, Bible  harlot

Beautiful, deadly Judith

Martha & Mary of Bethany

Mary Magdalene: ex-prostitute?

The real Mary of Nazareth

Beautiful, tragic Rachel

Ruth, a love story

Tamar demands her rights
Her family    Text    Her world
Bible study ideas

Who was … ?

Aaron, High Priest

Adam, first man

Cain & Abel

The Good Samaritan

Herod Agrippa: trapped Peter

Herod Antipas: the fox

King Herod the Great

Jephtah: tragic warrior

Judas: why did he do it?

Nathan, David’s wise guide

Samson, Bible strong man

Saul, Israel’s tragic king

Saul/Paul, passionate convert

Ancient Buildings

Temple, Jericho, Megiddo

Solomon’s palace

Fortress/palace of Masada

Houses for rich & poor

Ancient cities

Tower of Babel

Ancient palaces

Tombs for the dead

Catacombs for Christians

Ancient technology

Sacred Buildings

Great temples

Ark of the Covenant

Solomon’s Temple

Jerusalem Temple

Tabernacle, Holy of Holies

Ziggurats of Babylon

Ancient worship

Gods & Goddesses

Ancient Sacrifices

Human sacrifice

Ark of the Covenant

Ancient Altars of Sacrifice

Astrology & the Bible

Astronomy in the Bible

Ancient High Places

Ancient Temples

Tabernacle, Holy of Holies

Aaron & the Golden Calf

Lucky charms in the Bible

Magic in the Bible

Pagan idols in the Bible

Casting Lots

The Temple of Solomon

The 2nd Temple of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Temple – King Herod

What did the Israelites believe?

Witches & mediums

 Ziggurats of Babylon

Wounded women

Adulterous woman & Jesus 

Delilah – Samson’s downfall!
Bible study   Text   Her world

Dinah, victim of male violence

Eve, great mother of all

Egyptian slave girl Hagar

Jephtah’s daughter sacrificed
Study ideas

Lonely, unloved Leah

Levite’s concubine murdered

The real Mary Magdalene

Woman with an issue of blood 

Potiphar’s lonely, lustful wife

The Syro-Phoenician Mother

Tamar gets justice from Judah  

The Crippled Woman and Jesus

Pilate’s Roman Wife

Ancient cities

Beersheba

Dan

Jerusalem before King David

Solomon’s Jerusalem

Jerusalem maps

Bits & pieces

List of women in the Bible

Glossary, meanings of words

Bible study activities

Bible maps

Bible history – is it true?

Bible quiz – Old Testament

Bible quiz – New Testament

The Da Vinci Code

Directory: the women’s stories

Bible women: Scripture texts

A Bible woman for President?

Bible Heroes

Noah saves the earth

Abraham, father of his people

Isaac: the scramble for power

Jacob: a man searches for God

Joseph of Egypt

Baby Moses cast adrift

Moses, leader, lawgiver, legend

Moses & the Burning Bush

Moses & the 10 Plagues

Ehud murders Eglon

King David

Solomon, wise & foolish

Joseph of Nazareth

Peter, apostle of Jesus

John the Baptist: prophet

War in the Bible

Ancient warfare

Battle! Deborah & Sisera

PsyWar: spooking the enemy

Duels to the death

What was the Trojan Horse?

Ancient weapons

Ancient shields

Swords and daggers

War chariots

Helmets

David’s deadly slingshot

Armor in ancient wars

Battering rams

Bow & arrow

Battle axes

Pictures of axes

Chariot horses

Princesses

Bathsheba took a chance
Activities    Text    Her world
People in Bathsheba’s story

Scandalous Queen Berenice

Herodias, wily mother of Salome

Jerusha, ambitious mother

Jezebel, the ‘painted hussy’

Queen of Sheba & Solomon

Michal loved handsome David
Text     Harem life     Her story

Sarah, princess of her tribe

Salome danced for Herod
Salome’s dangerous world

Athaliah, queen of Judah

Basemath & Taphath, sisters

Maacah, forgotten princess

Tamar, tragic rape victim

Maacah II, beloved wife, exile

Rizpah, her sons murdered

Princess Tamar, rape victim

Naamah, woman of mystery

Vashti, discarded queen

Heroines

Upwardly mobile Abigail

Deborah & Jael, giant-killers 

Hannah, mistaken for a drunk

Judith – deadly seductress!

Mary Magdalene, apostle
Activities    Gospels    Her world

Jesus’ mother Mary of Nazareth

Miriam, leader of women
Miriam’s world    The text 

Naomi: how to get a husband 

Rachel, the beloved

Rahab the prostitute

Far-sighted Rebecca

Loyal, clever Ruth

The Samaritan Woman

Unlikely Heroines

Anna saw the Messiah

 Asenath of ancient Egypt 

Dorcas/Tabitha raised 

Elizabeth greeted the Messiah
Bible study    Text    Her world

Huldah, the prophetess

Joanna saw the Resurrection 

Martha & Mary, sisters   Gospels
Life in Bethany    Bible study

Noah’s patient wife  

Peter’s mother-in-law  

Pilate’s wife warns him

Prisca/Priscilla 

Dorcas/Tabitha & Peter 

The widow who gave all

The eerie Witch of Endor 

Zipporah circumcised her son

The demon-woman Lilith

Books of the Bible

Book of Amos

Book of Ecclesiastes

Book of Genesis

Book of Judith

Book of Revelation

Book of Tobit

Book of Zephania

Covenant with God

Meditation, prayer

How to meditate, pray

Trust in God

Belief in God

Friendship

Tough decisions

For parents

Getting up again

When life is unfair

Hope in God

Parable of the seeds

Is the Bible true? You’re asking the wrong question. The Bible is about Truth, not about correct facts. Was Goliath exactly xx cubits tall? Maybe, maybe not. He was Very Big – that’s what you’re meant to understand.

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Science is  now saying what the Bible has said for thousands of years:

that at the beginning of time there was a day without a yesterday…