Can You Name the Biblical Woman From Three Clues?

Tasha Moore

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About This Quiz

Mary, Martha, Eve and Sarah are women of the Old and New Testaments that most people can readily recall. But do names like Euodias, Orpah, Bithiah and Keturah ring any bells? They will, by the end of this quiz. You'll be required to think really hard for this ID challenge.

A good strategy to succeed at this name game is to first decide whether the female figure might be of the Old or New Testament. Then, try to associate their names with the more prominent biblical figures. You'll get three clues to help you tag a feminine name with a solid biblical description. 

Watch for facts on Rebekah, Sarah, Rachel and a few other classic belles of the Bible. You'll knock out the easier ID's, for sure! There are figures taken from every part of the good book, so it wouldn't hurt to get help from your Bible buddies and make this quiz a group effort. 

The women of the Bible seldom get the lauds they deserve on the world stage. But then again, Christian doctrine stresses humility. So perhaps their obscurity is best. But for a brief chunk of your time, let them shine! ID these scripture dames and earn bragging points right now!

There is a book named after her in the Old Testament. She was related to Jesus. She was the mother of Obed. Can you guess the name of this biblical figure?

At the start of the New Testament gospel of Matthew, Ruth is listed in the lineage of Jesus. Ruth married Boaz and produced Obed, who was the grandfather of David.

She was Jacob's first wife. Laban was her father. Her younger sister's name was Rachel. Who is she?

Leah appears in the book of Genesis. Laban delayed Jacob from marrying his youngest daughter Rachel, and he tricked Jacob into marrying the oldest daughter Leah. Jacob ended up with both wives.

Hadassah was her Hebrew name. She was married to the king of Persia. Vashti was her predecessor. Can you identify this woman?

In the book of Esther in the Old Testament, Vashti did not heed the commands of the king of Persia, King Ahasuerus, which vexed him. Esther was an orphan and is described as "fair and beautiful." The king ultimately took Esther into his house.

She was born in Egypt. She was Sarah's handmaid. She is the mother of Abraham's firstborn son, Ishmael. Who is she?

According to the book of Genesis, Abraham's wife, Sarah, was barren and believed she was not able to help fulfill God's promise to Abraham that he would father many nations. Sarah encouraged Abraham to conceive with her handmaid, Hagar, who then produced Ishmael as a result of her union with Abraham.

Which woman appears in the book of Judges in the Old Testament? She enticed Samson, and she discovered his secret. Who is this woman of the Bible?

According to the book of Judges, the lords of the Philistines sought to prevail against Samson, who was of great strength. They enticed Delilah to discover the secret to Samson's strength, which was his hair.

Who is also called Dorcas in the New Testament? She is described as a woman of good deeds in the book of Acts. The Apostle Peter raised her from the dead. Who is she?

In the book of Acts, Tabitha became sick and died. She was placed in an upper chamber where Peter commanded her to arise, and she did.

This woman was Jacob's favorite wife. She endured infertility. She ultimately gave birth to Benjamin and Joseph. Who is she?

Rachel's older sister, Leah, bore Jacob many children, while Rachel suffered infertility. Initially, Rachel had offered her maid Bilhah to Jacob so that she would conceive with him on Rachel's behalf.

She is a prominent figure in the book of Ruth. She was Ruth's mother-in-law. Elimelech was her husband. Can you name the biblical woman from these three clues?

Naomi faced great misfortune in the land of Moab, where she moved with her family from Judea where there was a famine. Her husband, Elimelech, as well as her two sons, died while in Moab.

Moses was her brother. The Old Testament book of Exodus describes her as a "prophetess." She played the timbrel hand instrument. Can you guess her name?

Miriam was with her brothers. Moses and Aaron. when God delivered the Children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. According to the 15th chapter of Exodus, Miriam celebrated the victory through song: "Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea."

She was one of the few women who accompanied Jesus as a follower. She witnessed the Resurrection of Jesus. She had been possessed by​ demons. Who is this woman of the Bible?

The 16th chapter of the book of Mark explains how Jesus had cast seven demons out of Mary Magdalene. The other three gospels of the New Testament do not reveal this information about Mary Magdalene.

She was married to Aquila. She worked alongside the Apostle Paul with her husband. In the book of Romans, The Apostle Paul refers to her and her husband as his "helpers in Christ Jesus." Can you guess the name of this person?

In the New Testament, Priscilla and her husband, Aquila, are always mentioned as a couple. The two were tentmakers by profession, according to the book of Acts.

Lazarus was her brother. She was from the town of Bethany. In the book of Luke, Jesus described her as "troubled about many things." Can you identify this woman?

The New Testament books of Luke and John reference Martha as Mary Magdalene's sister. Jesus informed Martha that her brother, Lazarus, would rise again, after she had informed Jesus of Lazarus' death.

She was the mother of John the Baptist. The priest, Zechariah, was her husband. After she became pregnant, she went into seclusion for five months. Who was she?

The first chapter of the book of Luke describes how Elisabeth had been barren. An angel of the Lord visited her husband, Zechariah, or Zacharias, to inform him that Elisabeth would become pregnant with John.

Which woman of the Bible discovered baby Moses in the Nile river? She was the daughter of Pharaoh. She raised Moses as her own son. Can you identify this person?

Jochebed was Moses's birth mother who released baby Moses into the Nile River on a small ark in order to hide him. Bithiah was Pharaoh's daughter who discovered baby Moses and then raised him as her own son.

Esau was her husband. Beeri, a Hittite, was her father. Bashemath was her co-wife. Can you name this woman from the Old Testament?

According to the book of Genesis, Esau's wives, Judith and Bashemath, were "a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah," the parents of Esau. Esau took Judith when he was 40 years old.

Eunice was her daughter. She was grandmother to Timothy. She converted to Christianity. Can you name the woman from these clues?

In the second book of Timothy, Paul asserts that Timothy's faith was due, in part, to his grandmother Lois' unfeigned faith. Timothy's grandmother is not mentioned elsewhere in the Bible.

Isaac of the Old Testament was her husband. She became pregnant with twin sons. She was the mother of Jacob. Who is she?

The book of Genesis details Rebekah's miraculous conception. Her twin sons, Esau and Jacob, struggled within her womb because they represented two nations and "two manner of people," according to the Lord.

King Saul was her father. David was her husband. Her father grew to hate her husband. Who is the lady described here?

The book of first Samuel describes how King Saul knew that the Lord was with David, but he eventually grew to fear David and became his enemy. Michal was Saul's youngest daughter who saved David from her father's messengers, who sought to kill David.

She was the mother of Jesus. She conceived her son through the Holy Ghost. Joseph was her husband. Who is this woman?

Mary was mother of Jesus. In the gospel of Luke, it states that Mary was highly favored by God, blessed among women and chosen to bring forth the "Son of the Highest."

She was Abraham's wife. She bore Abraham six sons. Zimran was her son. Who is this woman of the Old Testament?

In the 25th chapter of the book of Genesis, Abraham married Keturah after his wife, Sarah, died. Abraham and Keturah brought forth six sons. The Bible suggests that Keturah had been one of Abraham's concubines.

This woman was from the city of Thyatira? She converted to Christianity. She followed the instruction of the Apostle Paul. Can you identify this person?

Some Christian denominations refer to her as "Lydia of Thyatira." The book of Acts describes her as a "seller of purple" and devout woman of faith.

She was from Moab. Naomi was her mother-in-law. Her husband's death prompted her to travel to Judea. Who is she?

Chilion was Orpah's husband who died in Moab. Orpah's mother-in-law, Naomi, persuaded Orpah to dwell in Moab while she and Ruth made Judea their new home.

Elkanah was her husband. Hannah was her co-wife. She mocked her co-wife's infertility. Who is the woman described here?

According to the book of first Samuel, Peninnah was able to have children, while her co-wife, Hannah, was not, but Elkanah still loved Hannah. Peninnah's mockery of Hannah's barrenness brought discord to Elkanah's home.

Ethbaal was her father. King Ahab was her husband. She served and worshipped Baal. Can you identify this woman of the Old Testament?

Jezebel was a princess who married King Ahab. She persuaded her husband to worship deities and to cease worshiping the God of Israel.

God made her from her husband's rib. She is the first woman to appear in the Bible. A serpent persuaded her to eat forbidden fruit. Can you name this biblical woman?

God made Eve from Adam's rib. She is described as Adam's wife in the book of Genesis.

She appears in the New Testament. She had a disagreement with Syntyche. She was a follower of the Apostle Paul. Who is she?

In his epistle to the Philippians, Paul beseeches Euodias and Syntyche to be "of the same mind in the Lord." Thereafter, in the same letter, Paul warns that "the Lord is at hand," and he stresses moderation.

Her husband was the father of many nations. Her son was Isaac. Hagar was her handmaid. Who is she?

The book of Genesis states that God spoke directly to Abraham and told him that Sarah would bear him a son. However, an incredulous Sarah did not believe this prophesy because she was barren at the time and advanced in age.

Her name appears in the gospel of Luke. She was a follower of Jesus. She ministered unto Jesus of her "substance."

The eighth chapter of the book of Luke bears witness to those who followed Jesus and assisted him during his ministry. Susanna is mentioned as well as other women of faith.

She appears in the book of Romans. She was connected with the church at Cenchreae. Paul spoke highly of her in his notable epistle. Who is she?

Phebe, or Phoebe, was a woman of great faith whom Paul calls a "servant of the church." In his epistle to the Romans, Paul intimates that Phebe was a source of relief for him and others in the church.

Keren-happuch and Keziah were her sisters. Job was her father. She received an inheritance. Can you identify her?

In the book of Job, Jemima and her sisters are described as the most beautiful women in "all the land." Job had seven sons and three daughters.

Jacob was her father. Leah was her mother. Shechem, son of Hamor, defiled her. Who is this woman?

In the book of Genesis, Dinah's brothers, Levi and Simeon, avenged Dinah's violation by killing Shechem, as well as his father and "all the males" in their city. This story in Genesis is commonly referred to as the Rape of Dinah.

She was of "great age." Her father was Phanuel. Her tribe was Asher. Can you identify this woman of the New Testament?

The Gospel of Luke states that Anna was a prophetess. She is said to have "served God with fastings and prayers night and day."

Pharaoh gave her to Joseph to be his wife. She was Egyptian. Her father was Potipherah. Who is this person?

The book of Genesis states that Asenath gave birth to two sons. The sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, would later become spiritual fathers of Israelite tribes of the same names.

She was the mother of Solomon. Eliam was her father. Uriah the Hittite was her husband. Can you recognize this woman?

The second book of Samuel recounts how David observed Bathsheba bathing and inquired about her when she was still married. She later became David's wife and gave birth to David's son, Solomon.

She killed Sisera. Heber the Kenite was her husband. She helped "the hand of Israel" to prosper. Who is she?

The book of Judges tells the heroic tale of Jael's murderous deed. She was instrumental in keeping the troops of Jabin the king from advancing upon the Children of Israel.

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