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Women Of The Bible

 

There are many good comprehensive lists of all the women in the Bible on the internet already thus it is redundant to reproduce another such list here. What this page attempts to do is separate these women into 2 categories, one for those who were Good women and one for those who were not so good.

The latter list will probably be far shorter than the former for we do not know all the deeds of all the women of biblical times. Suffice it to say that they were probably exactly like the women of today and that is a great mix of personalities, preferences and objectives

This list will be selective and if you want a biographical sketch of each one I would suggest that you click on the following link-  http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/women.html - and read up on the women and see where their location in the Bible resides.
 
 

Good:

Achsah. Anna, Deborah (the Judge),  Dorcas, Elisabeth (mother of John the Baptist), Esther (Queen), Eunice, Eve (the First Lady), Hannah, Junia, Lydia, Mary (Mother of Jesus), Mary (sister of Martha), Mary Magdalene, Miriam, Naomi, Phoebe, Priscilla, Rachel, Rahab, Rebekah, Rhoda, Ruth, Sarah, Tabitha, Zipporah
 
 

Bad:

Bathsheba, Delilah, Gomer (Wife of Hosea), Jezebel, Sapphira

**For a complete list of the women named in the Bible either go to the link above or to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_women_in_the_Bible
 
 

A Couple Notes:

You will notice that those who support the idea of women as pastors in the church are even far more selective in their use of the women of the Bible as their examples that the ministry be opened to the female gender.

They will ignore those women who quietly stayed at home and took care of business, taking care of their husbands, their families, the home and so on.  Instead they will point to certain women who the Bible records as using their spiritual gifts from God as proof that Paul’s words were not accepted in the first century.

They will do this even though not one of those examples were made leaders of the church nor did they violate God’s rules for women and their role in the church and their family. Plus, such people provide no scripture verses showing that Paul’s words are to be ignored.

Exercising one’s gifts or even the presence of such gifts does not qualify one to be a Pastor or elder of the church. God gave clear criteria for qualification and women just do not meet those criteria.
 
 

You can read more at the following links:

https://theologyarchaeology.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/women-the-bible-2/

https://theologyarchaeology.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/women-the-bible/

There are other articles at that website discussing women and the Pastorate and or ministry.