Can You Match the Woman to the Bible Passage?


By: Tasha Moore

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About This Quiz

Tests do not get any easier than this one! Take this so-simple Bible quiz and match the right female to a Bible passage provided. Now's your chance to focus on the holy women of ancient days, many of whom are not identified by name. But this quiz sifts the names of the most prominent dames who do amazing things throughout the good book.

Their biblical stories are often beset by adversity, charitable works or sinister intent. If she's mentioned, the female character pioneers the plot twists in biblical narratives. She's either upheld as an ideal or debased as a seriously flawed villain worthy of rebuke. Her goodness bolsters the male's social or spiritual status, her mistakes inform his decisions and her evil destroys him utterly. Consider Michal and David, Zeresh and Haman the Agagite, and Herodias and John the Baptist, respectively.

To better assist you, we've loaded each question with Bible verse, book and corresponding chapter info. That way, you can easily eliminate wrong guesses if you possess even the vaguest knowledge of Old and New Testament narratives. See? It's that simple! Scroll on to select correct names!

"Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee." Judges 16

Delilah is speaking to Samson in the Old Testament book of Judges, sixteenth chapter at the sixth verse. Delilah was a Philistine woman from the valley of Sorek who seduced Samson, bringing him to his demise.


"And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named..." Acts 12

The twelfth chapter of the book of Acts describes how Christ's followers had been praying for the Apostle Peter because they knew he was imprisoned. The thirteenth verse is referenced here.


"And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was..." Ruth 1

This quote was taken from the first chapter of Ruth at the fourth verse. Elimelech's son Chilion married Orpah, who was a Moabite woman.


"And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of...the daughter of Ammiel." 1 Chronicles 3

Bathsheba was Uriah the Hittite's wife. Uriah the Hittite was a soldier in David's army. David forced Bathsheba to commit adultery with him.


"And the names of his two daughters were these; the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger..." 1 Samuel 14

Michal was the younger daughter of King Saul of Israel. She was given to David for marriage on the condition that he slew one hundred Philistines.


"And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons." Ruth 1

The quote is taken from the first verse of the first chapter of the book of Ruth. Naomi was the wife of Elimelech. Without her husband and sons, Naomi sojourned in Moab with her daughter-in-law Ruth, who was a Moabite.


"And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named..." Joshua 2

The first verse of the second chapter in the book of Joshua is quoted here. Rahab is well known for her role in Jericho's capture during Joshua's days.


"And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses...his daughter." Exodus 2

Zipporah was the first wife of Moses and daughter of Jethro, who was the priest of Midian. The quote referenced here is taken from the twenty-first verse of the second chapter in the book of Exodus.


"And Amram took him...his father's sister to wife" Exodus 6

Jochebed was Levi's daughter and wife to Amram. She was also mother to Moses.


"And it came to pass in the evening, that he took...his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her." Genesis 29

Leah was daughter to Laban and Jacob's first wife, but Jacob did not prefer her. The quote referenced here is taken from the twenty-third verse of the twenty-ninth chapter of the book of Genesis.


"And when...saw that she bare Jacob no children...envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die." Genesis 30

Jacob took Rachel as a wife. She eventually became mother to Benjamin and Joseph.


"And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took...and she became his wife; and he loved her" Genesis 24

Rebekah was Laban's sister and Isaac's wife. She gave birth to Jacob and Esau.


"Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour." Matthew 15

The Syrophenician was a Canaanite woman who spoke Greek. She was also a Gentile. Jesus healed her daughter after she humbled herself to him.


"And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually." 2 Kings 4

The Shunammite is a woman who is not named in the Bible. Elisha raised her son from the dead.


"Therefore...had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not" Mark 6

Herodias was considered an evil woman. She was granddaughter of Herod the Great, who put John the Baptist to death.


"Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and tomorrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon." Esther 5

Haman the Agagite was Zeresh's husband. Zeresh advised him to create a gallows for Mordecai, but she later regretted the suggestion.


"Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at...table." 1 Kings 18

Jezebel was wife to Ahab, who was the King of Israel. For her, Ahab established a temple and an altar to Baal. Jezebel killed many of Jehovah's prophets.


"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." Genesis 3

God formed the first woman, Eve, out of Adam's rib. Satan tricked Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.


"And a certain woman named...a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshiped God, heard us." Acts 16

Lydia of Philippi sold purple garments. She was Paul the Apostle's first convert in Europe.


"This woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did." Acts 9

Dorcas was an early Christian convert who lived in Joppa. She was famously known for the charity and good works she performed. The Apostle Peter raised her from the dead.


"Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me." Luke 10

Lazarus was Martha's brother, and Mary of Bethany was her sister. Lazarus and Mary were close friends of Jesus.


"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS." Luke 1

She was mother to Jesus of Nazareth. The Virgin Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Ghost.


"She hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren." Luke 1

Elizabeth married Zacharias. As God had promised, Elizabeth gave birth to a son even in her old age. Elizabeth gave birth to John the Baptist.


"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to..." Mark 16

Mary Magdalene was the first person who saw Jesus after he had risen from the dead. She was also present during Jesus's crucifixion.


"Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife...and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance." 1 Samuel 25

Abigail's husband was Nabal, who was known to be foolish. After Nabal died, King David married Abigail. She was very wise and beautiful.


"Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was..." Genesis 16

Hagar was an Egyptian handmaid to Sarai, who was the wife of Abram. Since Sarai could not bare children, she gave Hagar to Abram to bare a child. Ishmael is the son of Hagar and Abram.


"She bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD." 1 Samuel 1

Eikanah had two wives, one of them was Hannah. Peninnah was the other wife who had children, while Hannah was barren. Hannah eventually gave birth to Samuel.


"I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish." Esther 4

Esther, whose Hebrew name was Hadassah, lived in Persia and she was a Jewish orphan maiden. The Persian King Xerxes picked Esther to be his queen. Esther saved the Jews living in the empire when they were faced with annihilation.


"Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God." Ruth 1

Ruth is quoted here. Ruth's mother-in-law was Naomi, to whom she was devoted. Ruth learned about God through Naomi.


"And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife..." Acts 18

Priscilla's husband was Aquila, and the two were close friends with Paul the Apostle. The New Testament always mentions Priscilla and her husband as a pair.


"She was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity." Luke 2

Anna was a prophetess and the daughter of Phanuel, who was of the tribe of Asher. The thirty-sixth verse in the second chapter of Luke is referenced here.


"My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess...and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear." Nehemiah 6

The fourteenth verse of the sixth chapter from the Old Testament book of Nehemiah is quoted here. Noadiah was a prophetess, and she plotted against Nehemiah.


"So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto...the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe." 2 Kings 22

Huldah was a prophetess who served in the land of Judah as a spiritual authority. She reported incidents regarding God's Word to the governing body.


"Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea." Exodus 15

Miriam the prophetess celebrated with a song the victory of the children of Israel against Pharaoh and his army. Aaron and Moses were Miriam's brothers.


"And...a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time." Judges 4

The fourth verse of the fourth chapter in the book of Judges is referenced here. Deborah was a prophetess who was the fourth and only female judge of Israel.


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