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22 Renown Women Of Scr
The Reason For My Faith ^ | 8/19/22 | Chuck Ness

Posted on 08/19/2022 2:30:10 PM PDT by OneVike

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I created a new chart that lists 22 women from the Scriptures. There are more than 22 women I could cover, but I took the 22 most influential ones. Now, we all know who these women are, and their stories. From Eve to Mary, these women have had as great an impact on mankind as the men. Three, or maybe 4, are not known for their love of the One true GOD, while the others are remembered for their strength and courage in the face of adversity. 

From Eve falling for Satan's lie, Dinah's indiscretion of going to town without a chaperone, Naomi being redeemed by Boaz, and all the way to Mary giving birth to our LORD Jesus, these women have in one way or the other not only influenced those around them, but also those who came after them. Without a doubt, these women all left an indelible mark on the history of the Scriptures. 

As I stated, some were saints and some were scoundrels, and while a few were queens, most were just ordinary common folks like us. The lesson we can glean from these women, is that regardless of how insignificant we may think our life is, we all have the potential to influence history long after we are gone. If for no other reason, then in the way we influence our children as we raise them. 

Many may wonder why I included Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, since she faded off into obscurity. The reason I added her is more for historical reference. After her brothers, Simeon and Levi, killed all the men, Jacobs other sons plundered the city of everything. They took the animals, the goods, the wealth, the women and even the children as captives. All of which would eventually accompany them into Egypt, and melt into the nation of the Israelites. 

But I digress, because my main point is that all these women played a key role in the spectacular history of the Holy Scriptures. Each woman brought her own unique character to bear on her situation. For this, we still remember them thousands of years after they have been long gone. Gone, yet not forgotten.

Renown Women Of ScriptureBiblical References

NameShort BioOn These Women 

EveAdam's wife, first womanGen 3:20, 4:1, 2 Co 11:3, 1Ti 2:13

SarahAbraham's wife, mother of Issac, Jesus' ancestorGen 11:29-31, 17:15-22, 18:6-15, 21:1- 13, 23:1-2

HagarSarah’s Egyptian maid, mother of IshmaelGen 16:1-16, 21:9-17, 25:12, Gal 4:24-25

Rebekah Isaac's wife, mother of Jacob & Esau, Jesus' ancestorGen 22:23, ch 24, 25:19-28, 27:5-46, 49:29-31

RachelWife of Jacob, Joseph's motherGen 29:6-31:35, Gen 35:16-20

LeaJacob's wife, mother of Judah, Jesus ancestorGen 29:16, 31-35, Gen 49:29-31

DinahJacob's daughter, indiscretion led to the slaughter of ShechemGen 30:21, 34:1-26, 46:15

TamarJudah's daughter-in-law, Jesus ancestorGen 38:1-30, Mat 1:3

JochebedMother of Moses, saved him, and nursed himExodus 2:1-10, Numbers 26:59

MiriamSister of Moses, prophetessExodus 2:1-7, 15:20-21, Num 12:1-15, 20:1

RahabHarlot who harbored Israel’s spies, Jesus' ancestorJoshua 2:1-3; 6:17-25, Mat 1:5

DeborahJudge who defeated the CanaanitesJudges 4:1to 5:31

DelilahPhilistine woman who betrayed SamsonJudges 16:4- 20

NaomiRuth’s mother-in-law, Redeemed by BoazBook of Ruth

RuthMoabitess who married Boaz, David's greatgrandmother, Jesus' ancestor Book of Ruth, Mat 1:5

HannahMother of Samuel1 Sam. 1:2-22, 2:1, 2:21

BathshebaWife of David, mother of Solomon, Jesus' ancestor2 Sam 11:1-27, 12:24, 1Ki 1:11-1:31, 12:19 Mat 1:5

JezebelWicked wife of King Ahab1Ki 16:31, 19:1-2, 21:5-15, 2Ki 9:30-37

EstherJewish captive who saved her people in PersiaBook of Esther

Mary Virgin mother of JesusMat 1:16-2:23, Luk 1:27-56, 2:22-35, 19:25-27

MaryLazarus' sister anoints Jesus's feet for His burialMat 26:6-13, Mar 14:3-9, John 12:1-8

Mary Magdalene fist person to see Jesus after resurrectionMat 27:55-56, Mar 15:47, Luk 8:1-3, John 20:16-18

TOPICS: General Discusssion; History; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: god; oldtestament; scriptures; women

1 posted on 08/19/2022 2:30:10 PM PDT by OneVike
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To: OneVike

Awesome compilation, thanks for posting. Inspires further research/Glory too.

2 posted on 08/19/2022 3:12:11 PM PDT by jacknhoo ( Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: OneVike

This is great. Thanks for posting.

I would add Lydia of Thyatira from the book of Acts to the list as well

3 posted on 08/19/2022 3:28:03 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Back after a long hiatus. Now mygrandkidsgrandma)
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To: jacknhoo

“Bad Girls Of The Bible” - I don’t recall the author but Eve, Rahab, and Jezebel were in it.

4 posted on 08/19/2022 4:10:02 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Mygirlsmom; OneVike

I’d also add Priscilla (wife of Aquila). It seems like she and Aquila were almost everywhere helping Paul in his ministry. Corinth, Ephesus, and then also in Rome (and they even had a house church). They also helped instruct Apollos in Ephesus. A very busy couple in their service.

5 posted on 08/19/2022 4:15:35 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: OneVike

Martha, Lazarus’ sister

6 posted on 08/19/2022 5:04:54 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Yea, I could still add her to my list.I will have to edit my file a bit, but it’s doable. If for no other reason than for the chart on my blog. I’ll consider it.

7 posted on 08/19/2022 6:59:55 PM PDT by OneVike (Just another Christian waiting to go home)
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To: married21
I edited the chart, here is the link to my blog if you want to see it, or save it to a file for your own use. I also changed the title too reflect there are 23 women now. 23 Renown Women of Scriptures
8 posted on 08/19/2022 7:13:12 PM PDT by OneVike (Just another Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Thanks. I didn’t realize my suggestion was going to create more work for you. Thanks for your effort on this.

9 posted on 08/19/2022 10:37:48 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Well being a stickler on Scripture and since I teach theology I decided to amend what I had.

Mainly because I would use this chart in lessons, so I either change it now or later.

It really wasn’t as big of a problem as I anticipated. Probably because I just recently created this chart and a similar one a week ago on the prophetical books. So my mind was still cognizant of how I did it.

10 posted on 08/20/2022 10:43:53 AM PDT by OneVike (Just another Christian waiting to go home)
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