Thursday, May 29, 2014

List of all the Women in the New Testament

While working on "Walking with the Women of the New Testament" I realized that nowhere on the web is a list of all the women in the New Testament. Can you believe that? I searched high and low and couldn't find one. So I thought that it was time one was posted. Here is a complete list of all the women in the New Testament that I know about (if I missed one PLEASE let me know!) 

I hope that this list will be helpful to you in your personal study and that it will prompt you to go open up your scriptures and read the story of at least ONE of the women listed that you haven't heard of before. 

Also I hope it will get you excited about my new book because I have written on most of these women! I am also working on a study guide to go along with the book that will have questions and activities to help you do your own study of these women. It should be ready in the next few months, but I wanted to just give you a taste... because there really are so many incredible women in the New Testament and I bet that there are many you haven't ever heard of!

Also the photo above is a sneak peek at the beautiful art that Mandy Jane Williams has been working on for the book. This one is Tryphena and Tryphosa. Some day I will have to have Mandy write a guest post about her experiences putting these photographs together... it has definitely been a faith strengthening experience for many people. Me included. 

It really is going to be an awesome book (with an awesome Study Guide) I am getting so excited to see it all put together! 

New Testament Women

Mary (Matt 1:16, 18-25; 2-11, 13-14, 20-21; Matt 12:46-50; Matt 13:55; Mark 3: 31-35; Mark 6:3; Luke 1:26-56; 2:5-8, 16, 19, 22, 27, 34-35, 43-51; Luke 8: 19-20; John 2:1-5, 12; 6:42; John 19:25-27; Acts 1:14; Gal 4:4)

Peter’s Mother-in-law (Matt 8:14-15; Mark 1:30-31; Luke 4:38-39) 

Daughter of Jarius (Matt 9: 18-19, 23-26; Mark 5: 22-24, 35-43; Luke 8:41, 49-56) 

Wife of Jarius ( Mark 5:40-43; Luke 8:51-56) 

Woman with Issue of Blood (Matt 9: 20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48) 

Christ’s Sisters (Matt 13:56; Mark 6:3) 

Herodias (Matt. 14: 1-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19-20) 

Herodias’ daughter (Matt 14:6-11; Mark: 6: 22-29; Luke 3:19-20) 

Women and children among the 5,000 (Matt 14:21) 

Women and children among the 4,000 (Matt 15:38) 

Syrophenician woman (also called the Woman of Canaan) (Matt 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30) 

Young daughter of the Syrophenician woman (Matt 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30) 

The Mother of Zebedee’s Children (Matt 20:20-23; Matt 27:56) 

Woman who Anointed Jesus (Matt 26: 6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8)) 

Damsel to whom Peter denied Christ (Matt 26:69; Mark 14:66- 68; John 18: 17) 

Maid to whom Peter denied Christ (Matt 26:71: Mark 14: 69-70; Luke 22:56-57) 

Wife of Pontius Pilate ( Matt 27:19) 

Many women beholding a far off (Matt 27:55-56; mark 15: 40-41) 

Mary Magdalene (Matt 27:57, 61; Matt 28:1-10; Mark 15: 40-41,47; 16: 1-8, 9-11; Luke 8:2-3; 24: 1-11, 22-24; John 19:25; 20: 1-3, 11-18) 

Mary, the mother of James and Joses (also called "The other Mary") (Matt 27:56, 61; 28:1-10; Mark 15: 40-41,47; 16: 1-8; Luke 24: 1-11, 22-24) 

The Widow who Gave Two Mites (Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4) 

Salome (Mark 15: 40-41; Mark 16: 1-8) 

Many other woman which came up with Jesus from Galilee (Mark 15: 40-41) 

Elisabeth (Luke 1:5-80) 

Anna (Luke 2: 36-38) 

Widow of Nain ( Luke 7: 11-17) 

Sinner who washed Jesus Feet with her hair (Luke 7:36-50) 

Certain women who had been healed (Luke 8:2-3) 

Joanna, the wife of Chuza (Luke 8:2-3; Luke 24: 1-11, 22-24) 

Susana (Luke 8:2-3) 

Martha (Luke 10: 37-42; John 11: 1-6, 17-27, 34-45; 12:2 ) 

Mary of Bethany (Luke 10: 37-42; John 11: 1-5, 17-20, 28-34, 39-45; 12:3-9) 

Certain woman of the company (Luke 11:27-28) 

Woman with a Spirit of Infirmity ( Luke 13:11-16) 

Women which bewailed and lamented ( Luke 23: 27-29) 

Women that followed Jesus (Luke 23: 49, 55-56) 

Other women at the empty tomb (Luke 24: 1-11, 22-24) 

Samaritan Woman at the Well
(John 4: 7-42) 

Woman Taken in Adultery ( John 8:1-11) 

The mother of the Man Born Blind (John 9:2-3, 18-23)

Mary, the wife of Cleophas (John 19:25)
His Mother’s sister (John 19:25) 

Apostles gathered in Prayer and Supplication with the Women (Acts 1:14) 

Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) 

New Women Believers (Acts 5: 14) 

Widows who were neglected (Acts 6:1) 

Women committed to prison by Paul (Acts 8:3; Acts 22:4) 

Samaritan women baptized by Philip  (Acts 8:12) 

Candance, queen of Ethiopians (Acts 8:27) 

Women Persecuted by Paul bring them bound (Acts 9:2)
Tabitha/Dorcus (Acts 9:36-42) 

Mary, the Mother of John Mark (Acts 12:12; Col 4:10) 

Rhoda (Acts 12:13-15) 

Devout and Honorable Jewish Women (Acts 13:50) 

Eunice (2 Tim 1:15; Acts 16:1—the son of a certain woman) 

Lois (2 Tim 1:15) 

Women at the Place of Prayer in Philippi (Acts 16:13) 

Lydia (Acts 16: 11-15, 40) 

Certain Damsel Possessed with a Spirit of Divination (Acts 16:16-19)
Chief and Honorable Women of the Greeks
(Acts 17:4, 12) 

Damaris (Acts 17:34) 

Priscilla (Acts 18:2-3, 18-20, 24-26; Rom. 16: 3-5; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim 4:19) 

Wives and children of Tyre (Acts 21:4-6) 

Four Daughters of Philip (Acts 21:9) 

Paul’s sister (Acts 23:16) 

Drusilla (Acts 24:24) 

Bernice ( Acts 25:13-14, 23; 26:30) 

Phebe (Romans 16:1-2) 

Mary of Rome (Rom. 16:6) 

Junia (Rom. 16: 7) 

Tryphena (Roman 16:12) 

Tryphosa (Rom 16:12) 

Persis (Rom. 16:12) 

Mother of Rufus (Rom. 16: 13) 

Sister of Nerus (Rom. 16: 15) 

Julia (Rom. 16:15) 

Chloe (1 Corinthians 1:11)

Euodia (Phillip 4: 2-3) -- she is called Euodias in the KJV (a male name) but it is possible she was female

Syntyche (Phillip 4:2-3) 

Claudia (2 Tim 4:21) 

Ye adulterers and adulteresses (James 4:4) 

Apphia (Philemon 1:2) 

The Elect Lady (2 John) 

The Elect Lady’s Sister (2 John 1:13) 

Nympha (Colossians 4:15) -- called Nymphas in KJV but is possibly female.

Old Testament Women in the New Testament

Tamar (Matt. 1:3) 

Rahab (Matt 1:5; Heb 11:31; James 2:25) 

Ruth (Matt. 1:5) 

Bathsheba (Matt. 1:6) 

Rachel (2:18) 

The Queen of the South (Matt 12:42; Luke 11:31) 

Widows in Israel (Luke 4:25) 

Widow of Zarephath (Luke 4:25-26) 

Wives who were destroyed by the flood (Luke 17:27) 

Lot’s wife (Luke 17:32) 

Sara (Rom, 4:19; 9:9; Gal 4:22-31; Heb 11:11; 1 Pet. 3:6) 

Rebecca (Rom 9:10-12) 

Eve (2 Cor. 11:3) 

Hagar (Gal 4:22-31) 

Jezebel and her children (Rev 2:20-23) 

Pharoah’s daughter (Acts 7:21; Heb 11:24-26) 

Moses’ parents (Heb 11:23) 

Holy women  (1 Peter 3:5) 

Women received their dead to life (Heb 11:35-36)

I'd love to hear which woman you are most interested to know more about!


  1. What a great reference! That looks like a lot of hard work and I've never even thought of having that list. I will definitely be using it in my future studies. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I can't wait to read your book!!!

  2. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing. I'm curious what your reasons are, though, for not including women from Jesus' parables, like the 10 virgins, for example?

    1. I just did all the REAL historical women-- those that actually lived and breathed. I have a list of all the women in the parables though-- as well as all of the teachings on women in the New Testament-- that I can share though. I will do that! For my book I had to draw the line somewhere or else I would have been writing a 1,000 page book!

  3. This is amazing. What a gift, thank you!!

  4. Thank you so very much. I love this with all my heart. I wish more women were named but this is HUGE and wonderful to see.
    One woman you do not list:
    In the recounting of the disciples whom Jesus met on the road to Emmaus, in Luke 24:18, 29 & 30, only one is named in the verses, so it is very possible the "other" was his un-named wife. Especially as they invite him into "their" home and they eat together. This makes perfect sense for a husband and wife. Less so for 2 men, unless they were brothers still living with mama :)

  5. Wow, this is so amazing to have. Thank you SO much!

  6. Heather, I am so excited to read your book! I love studying online and your blog sucks me in. Although there is something to be said for holding a book and turning the pages. Thank you for your gift of interpretation into the world of scripture I don't easily understand. Not to say that it's easy for you, but you sure have figured a lot out!

  7. What a spiritual treasure! Thank you for sharing this gift!

  8. This is amazing!! I'm am so impressed and grateful for the effort that you put into this and the benefits that it has provided for the sisters in my ward. Thank you!

  9. I have really enjoyed reading your book. I was just wondering do you count the bride for whose wedding Christ turned water to wine, or not because she herself is not actually mentioned?

  10. Thank you very much, I am preparing for a women's retreat coming up soon and was trying to find a list of NT women as to be discussed in workshops and I found yours!

  11. Also, I would add Jezebel of Rev 2:20. I'm sure that some might assume she to be representative or symbolic of a group or movement, but that would be adding to the book (which is something we're admonished not to do).

  12. Thanks for the list, I think you should make a correction with Lois and Eunice, it is found in 2 Timothy chapter 1 verse 5. Thank you