The heroines of the Bible are the core of this quiz. How many Biblical women can you correctly identify? The Bible is jam-packed with women who did some amazing and courageous things. Some interceded on behalf of individual men as well as whole nations. Quite a few times, female intuition saved the day and a few or more lives. For example, when Nabal of the Old Testament almost lost his life on account of a snub and some vittles, his wife Abigail whipped up a feast to save his life and the lives of all males associated with him. Abigail must have been a good cook, not to mention a quick thinker!
When you mosey over to tales of Jesus's time in the New Testament, you may get the impression that the Messiah held a tender place in his heart for influential women. He cast out demons in Martha and read her like a book, as you will see in this quiz. Barrenness is also a major theme in the Bible, a condition to be remedied. Children are a blessing, especially of the male variety. Some of the most influential women of the Bible bore male children to their respective husbands, and lots of them.
And speaking of Lot, his wife stars in this test too. See if you can guess Lot's wife's significance and other lady trivia!
Who dedicated her firstborn child to God?
Hannah was very troubled because she had no children. Hannah prayed and promised that if God would give her a son then she would offer him back to God all of the days of his life.
Whose swift action kept David from taking vengeance upon her husband?
Nabal's wife, Abigail, heard that Nabal had scorned David's request for food and that he sent David's men back empty-handed. David vowed to kill Nabal for the dishonor. In reaction to her husband's foolishness, Abigail bribed David to forgive her husband.
What influential woman was told, "thou art careful and troubled about many things"?
When Jesus visited Mary and Martha's home, Martha was very concerned about making necessary preparations while Mary sat at Jesus's feet. Martha asked Jesus to send Mary to assist her with the preparations, but Jesus told Martha that she was troubled by many things and that Mary was concerned about the correct part.
Esther was wife to King Ahasuerus, who has been tricked into issuing a decree to destroy all Jewish people. Ahasuerus's trickster was Haman, who was an enemy of the Israelites. Esther, a secret Jew, risked her life to plead to the king without having been summoned.
Who said, "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 was totally committed to her mother-in-law, Naomi, to whom she is speaking in the referenced quote. Ruth, a Moabite, was willing to leave her people in order to embrace Naomi, Naomi's people, the Israelites, and Naomi's God.
The New Testament book of Mark recounts that a woman cast two mites into the treasury. Who was this biblical woman?
While Jesus and his disciples observed how the people were putting money into the treasury, they noticed rich people contributing large sums of money. But a poor widow also came to contribute two mites, which equaled two small copper coins or one cent.
Who told her daughter to ask for the head of John the Baptist?
Herod's wife, Herodias, held a grudge against John the Baptist because he informed her husband that it was unlawful for him to have his brother's wife. Herodias arranged to have John placed in prison, and asked for his head through her daughter during the daughter's dance.
What influential woman from the Bible turned into a pillar of salt?
God told Lot that Sodom and Gomorrah would be destroyed by brimstone and fire because of the wickedness there, and he was told to flee. Lot and his family were warned not to look back, but Lot's wife didn't want to let go and turned into a pillar of salt as a result of defying God's instruction.
Laban tricked Jacob, who loved his younger daughter Rachel, into marrying his eldest daughter Leah first. Jacob eventually took both daughters as wives. God saw that Jacob did not love Leah, and He opened her womb to bring forth the blessing of six sons.
Which influential woman sent a message to Pilate during the time of Jesus's trial?
As Pilate decided Jesus's fate during his trial, his wife sent him a message to tell him not to have anythig to do with "that just man." Pilate's wife suffered many things that day in a dream because of Jesus.
Which influential woman of the Bible wanted to be called "Mara"?
Naomi preferred to be called Mara because she said that God had dealt very bitterly with her. Naomi suffered many hardships. She left Israel with a husband and financial security, and she returned widowed and poor.
Which biblical woman said, "The half was not told to me thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard"?
Anna the Prophetess
Queen of Sheba
When the Queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's fame, she asked him a series of difficult questions. Solomon answered all of her questions to her satisfaction. The Queen of Sheba told him that everything she had heard was a true report.
Which mother's name is not mentioned in the Bible?
John the Baptist's mother
Jesus's mother was the Virgin Mary; John the Baptist's mother was Elizabeth; and Moses's mother was Jochebed. The name of Samson's father, Manoah, is given in the book of Judges, but Samson's mother's name is not mentioned. She is referred to as "the woman."
Who was the Egyptian maid who became Abram's wife?
Abram's wife, Sarai, was advanced in years, and she believed she could not bare Abram any children. Sarai gave Hagar, her Egyptian maid, to Abram so that Sarai might obtain children by her. Ishmael was the result of Abram and Hagar's union.
The book of Matthew lists Jesus's genealogy to include Rahab as Boaz's mother. Boaz was the husband of Ruth, who was King David's great-grandmother, as recorded in the book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
What influential woman was with Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, who came to the sepulchre to anoint the body of Jesus?
Salome was one of the women who ventured to the sepulchre at the rising of the sun to anoint Jesus's body because the Sabbath had passed. It was a violation of Jewish law to do physical work on the Sabbath.
The apostle Paul mentions his protege Timothy's grandmother in the second book of Timothy. What was her name?
Paul regarded Timothy as his son in the gospel. Paul addressed Timothy in the second book of Timothy in the New Testament, bringing to his remembrance that Timothy's grandmother Lois shared Timothy's same level of sincere faith.