Thursday, March 23, 2017

List of All the Women in the Old Testament

All art work by Mandy Jane Williams. 

I have been working on a book about the women of the Old Testament (similar to the one I did for the women in the New Testament). The Old Testament women have been way, way more complicated than the New Testament, and it has been quite the undertaking for the last while.  I just finished it last week, and am really happy with how it turned out. I wasn't able to write about all the women in the Old Testament (there are way too many) but I did a good number of them. And the art work is turning out beautiful.  Yay! Walking with the Women of the Old Testament will be out sometime this fall.

As part of the book I put together a list of all the women in the Old Testament. I included only real women (not metaphorical or figurative women, like  the"daughters of Zion"). Some names are repeated, for example there are 5 Maachah's, but they are all individual women. There are more than 317 women and groups of women in the Old Testament, and most of them have names! No wonder I like it so much.

Eventually I will put together a study guide for the women of the Old Testament, like I have for the women of the New Testament and the women of the Book of Mormon. Until then I hope this list is helpful for your scripture study. I also have lists on all the women in the New Testament and Book of Mormon women on my blog as well.



List of Women in the Old Testament (in Chronological Order)


Eve—Gen. 2:21-25; 3; 4-1-2, 25; 2 Cor. 11:3; 1 Tim. 2:13-15; 1 Ne. 5:11; 2 Ne. 2: 18-21; 9:9; Alma 12:21-26; D&C 138:39; Moses 2:27; 3:22-25; 4:6-30; 5:1-27; 6:2-6, 9; Abr. 5:16-19

Cain’s Wife—Gen. 4: 19-25; Moses 5:28, 42

Adah—Gen. 4:19-25; Moses 5:44-55

Zillah-- Gen. 4:19-25; Moses 5:44-55

Naamah—Gen. 4:22; Moses 5:46

Daughters of Adam—Gen. 5: 4

Daughters of Seth—Gen. 5:7

Daughters of Enos—Gen. 5:10

Daughters of Cainan—Gen. 5:13

Daughters of Mahalaleel—Gen. 5:16

Daughters of Jared—Gen. 5:19

Daughters of Enoch—Gen. 5:22

Daughters of Methuselah—Gen. 5:26

Daughters of Lamech—Gen. 5:30

Daughters of Men—Gen. 6: 1-4

Noah’s Wife—Gen. 6:18; 7: 7, 13; 18: 16, 18; Moses 8:12

Noah’s Daughters-in-law— Ge. 18; 7:7, 13; 8:16, 18

Daughters of Shem—Gen. 11:11

Daughters of Arphaxad—Gen. 11:13

Daughters of Salah—Gen. 11:17

Daughters of Peleg—Gen. 11: 19

Daughters of Rev—Gen. 11: 21

Daughters of Serug—Gen. 11:23

Daughters of Nahor—Gen. 11:25

Sarai/Sarah—Gen. 11:29-30; 12:5, 11-20; 13:1; 16:1-6; 17: 15-21; 18: 6-15; 20:2-18; 21; 1-10; 23:1-2, 19; 24: 36, 67; 49: 31; Isa. 51:2; Rom. 4:19; 9:9; Gal. 4: 23-31; Heb. 11:11; 1 Peter 3:6-7; 2 Ne. 8:2; D&C 132:29, 34-37; 137:5-6; Abr. 2

Iscah—Gen. 11: 29

Milcah—Gen. 11:29; 22: 20-33; 24:15, 24, 47

Maidservants of Egypt—Gen. 12:16

Women of Lot’s Household—Gen. 14: 16

Hagar-- Gen. 16: 1-16; 17:20; 21:9-21; 25:12; Gal. 4:22-31; D&C 132: 34, 37, 65

Lot’s Daughters— Gen. 19: 8, 12, 15-16, 30-38

Lot’s Married Daughters—Gen. 19:14

Lot’s Wife—Gen. 19: 15-16; 26

Abraham’s Mother—Gen. 20:12

Abimelech’s Wife—Gen. 20: 17-18

Abimelech’s Maidservants—Gen. 20: 17-18

Ishmael’s Egyptian Wife—Gen. 21:21

Reumah—Gen. 22:24

Rebekah—Gen. 22:23; Gen. 24-29; 35:8; 49:31; Rom. 9:10-13; D&C 132:37

Daughters of the Canaanites—Gen. 24: 3, 37; Gen. 28: 1, 6, 8

Daughters come to draw water—Gen. 24:13

Rebekah’s Mother—Gen. 24:53-60

Deborah, Rebekah’s Nurse —Gen. 24: 59; 35:8

Rebekah’s Damsels—Gen. 24:61

Keturah—Gen. 25: 1- 6; 1 Chr. 1:32-33; D&C 132:37

Judith—Gen. 26: 34-35

Bashemath— Gen. 26: 34-35

Daughter of Heth—Gen. 27:46

Mahalath—Gen. 28:9

Rachel—Gen. 29-35; 46: 19,22, 25; 48:7; Ruth 4:11; 1 Sam. 10:2; Jer. 31:15; Matt. 2:18; D&C 132:37

Leah—Gen. 29-35; 46: 15, 18; 49:31; Ruth 4:11; D&C 132:37

Bilhah—Gen. 29:29; 30: 3-8; 31:33; 32: 17; 35:22, 25; 37:2; 46:25; 1 Chr. 7:13; D&C 132:37

Zilpah—Gen. 29: 24; 30: 9-13; 31: 33; 32:22; 35: 26; 37:2; 46:18; D&C 132:37

Jacob’s Maidservants—Gen. 30:43

Dinah—Gen. 30:21; 34: 1-31; 46:15

Daughters of the Land of Shechem—Gen. 34:1

Wives of Shechem—Gen. 34:29

Adah, wife of Esau—Gen. 36:2, 4, 10, 12, 16

Aholibamah—Gen. 36:2, 5, 14, 18, 25

Anah—Gen. 36: 2, 14, 18, 25

Bashemath, Ishmael’s Daughter—Gen. 36: 3-4, 10, 13, 17

Timna— Gen. 36: 12, 22; 1 Chr. 1:39

Mehetabel—Gen. 36:39; 1 Chr. 1:50

Matred—Gen. 36:39; 1 Chr. 1:50

Tamar—Gen. 38; Ruth 4:12; 1 Chr. 2:4; Matt. 1: 3

Daughter of Shuah—Gen. 38: 2-5, 12; 1 Chr. 2:3

Midwife who assisted Tamar—Gen. 38: 28- 30

Potiphar’s Wife—Gen. 39

Asenath-- Gen. 41: 45-52; 46:20

Wives of the People of Israel—Gen. 45:19; 46:5

Jacob’s Daughters and Granddaughters—Gen. 37:35; 46: 7, 15

Simeon’s Canaanite Wife—Gen. 46:10; Exod. 6:15

Serah, Daughter of Asher—Gen. 46: 17; Num. 26: 46 (spelled Sara) ; 1 Chr. 7:30

Jacob’s Daughters-in-law—Gen. 46: 26

Shiphrah—Exod. 1:15-22

Puah—Exod 1:15-22

Hebrew Women in Egypt—Exod. 1:19; 2:7

Jochebed—Exod. 2:1-10; 6:20; Num. 26:59; Heb. 11:23

Miriam—Exod. 2: 4-10; 15:20-21; Num. 12: 1-16; 20: 1; 26: 59; Deut. 24:9; 1 Chr. 6:3; Mic. 6:4

Pharaoh’s Daughter—Exod. 2: 5-10

Attendants of Pharaoh’s Daughter—Exod. 2:5

Seven Daughter of the Priest of Midian—Exod. 2: 16-20

Zipporah—Exod. 2: 16-22; 4: 20, 24-26; 18: 2-6

Egyptian Women Borrowed From—Exod. 3:22; 11:2

Elisheba—Exod. 6:23

Daughter of Putiel—Exod. 6:25

Women who Danced with Miriam—Exod. 15: 20-21

Women Who Gave Gold Earrings—Exod. 32:2-3

Wise Hearted Women—Exod. 35:22-29

Women Assembled at the Door of the Tabernacle—Exod. 38:8

Daughters of Levites—Lev. 10:14

Shelomith—Lev. 24:10-13

Women Baking Bread—Lev. 26:26

Wives/Daughters of Korah, Dathan and Abiram—Num. 16:27

Daughters of Aaron—Num. 18: 11-13, 19

Daughters of Moab—Num. 25:1

Cozbi—Num. 25: 6-18

Daughters of Zeolphehad (Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, Tirzah) —Num. 26: 33; 27: 1-11; 36:1-12; Josh. 17: 3-6 ; 1 Chr. 7:15

Women of Midian—Num. 31:9, 15-18, 35

Wives/Daughters of the tribes of Reuben and Gad—Num. 36: 16-17, 26

Women of Heshborn—Deut. 2:34; 3:6

Wives of Israelites—Deut. 3:19

Daughters Passed Through Fire—Deut. 12:31; 18:10; 2 Kgs. 17:17; 23:10; Psal. 106:37-38’ Jer. 7:31; 32: 35; Ezek. 16:20-21

Rahab—Josh. 2: 1-21; 6: 17- 25; Heb. 11:31; Jam. 2:25-26; Matt. 1: 5 (possibly)

Women of Jericho—Josh. 6:21

Daughters of Achan- Josh. 7:24-25

Women of Ai—Josh. 8: 25

Women of the Congregation—Josh. 8:35

Achsah—Josh. 15: 16-19; Judg. 1: 12-15; 1 Chr. 2:49

Canaanite Women married to Israelites—Judg. 3: 5-6

Deborah—Judg. 4-5

Jael—Judg. 4: 17-22; 5: 24-27

Mother of Sisera and her Wise Ladies—Judg. 5: 28-30

Mother of Gideon—Judg. 8:19

Wives of Gideon—Judg. 8: 30-31

Concubine of Gideon, mother of Abimelech—Judg. 8: 31; 9: 1-3, 18

Women of Shechem—Judg. 9:49

Women of Thebez—Judg. 9: 51

Certain Woman of Thebez—Judg. 9: 53-54; 2 Sam. 11:21

Mother of Jephthah—Judg. 11: 1

Gilead’s Wife—Judg. 11:2

Daughter of Jephthah—Judg. 11: 34-40

Companions of Jephthah’s Daughter—Judg. 11: 37-38

Daughters of Israel who Lament Jephthah’s Daughter—Judg. 11:40

30 Daughters and Daughters -in-law of Ibzan—Judg. 12:9

Samson’s Mother—Judg. 13: 1-25; 14: 3-9; 16:17

Samson’s Philistine Wife—Judg. 14: 1-20; 15: 1-6

Younger Sister of Samson’s Philistine Wife—Judg. 15:2

Harlot of Gaza—Judg. 16:1

Delilah—Judg. 16: 4-20

Philistine Women Killed by Samson—Judg. 16:27

Mother of Micah—Judg. 17: 1-4

Concubine of Bethlehem- Judah—Judge 19- 20

Daughter of Old Man of Gibeah—Judg. 19: 24

Daughters of Israel as Potential Brides for Benjaminite’s—Judg. 21: 1-25

Woe of Jabesh-gilead—Judg. 21: 10-14

Daughters of Shiloh—Judg. 21: 10-12, 21-25

Orpah—Ruth 1: 4-14

Naomi—Ruth 1-4

Ruth—Ruth 1-4; Matt. 1:5

Ruth’s Mother—Ruth 1:8; 2:11

Boaz’s Maidens—Ruth 2: 8, 13, 23; 3:2

Naomi’s Neighbor Women—Ruth 4: 14-17

Hannah—1 Sam. 1 and 2: 1-11, 18-20

Peninnah—1 Sam. 1: 1-7

Daughters of Peninnah—1 Sam. 1:4

Daughters of Hannah—1 Sam. 2: 21

Women Assembled at the Door of the Congregation—1 Sam. 2: 22

Phinehas’ Wife—1 Sam. 4: 19-22

Women Attending Phinehas’ Wife—1 Sam. 4: 20

Young Women Who Direct Saul’s Servants—1 Sam. 9: 11-13

Merab—1 Sam. 14:49; 17:25; 18: 17-19; 2 Sam. 21:8 (possibly)

Michal—1 Sam. 14:49; 18: 20- 28; 19: 11-17; 25:44; 2 Sam. 3:13-16; 6:16-23; 21:8; 1 Chr.15:29

Ahinoam, Saul’s Wife— 1 Sam. 14:49-50 ; 20:30 (possibly)

Mother of Agag—1 Sam. 15:33

Women Singing and Dancing to Meet Saul — 1 Sam. 18: 6-7

Jonathan’s Mother—1 Sam. 20: 30

David’s Mother—1 Sam. 22: 3-4; 2 Sam. 19:37

Women of Nob—1 Sam. 22:19

Abigail—1 Sam. 25: 3-44; 27: 3; 30: 1-19; 2 Sam. 2:2; 3:3; 1 Chr. 3:1

5 Damsels of Abigail—1 Sam 25: 43

Ahinoam of Jezreel—1 Sam. 25: 43; 27:3; 30: 1-20; 2 Sam. 2:2; 3:2; 1 Chr. 3:1

Woman of Endor—1 Sam. 28: 7-25

Wives/Daughters of David’s Men—1 Sam. 30: 2-22

Women of Ziklag—1 Sam. 30- 2-3, 6, 19, 22

Zeruiah— 1 Sam. 26: 6; 2 Sam. 2 :13, 18; 3:39; 8:16; 14:1; 16:9, 10; 17: 25; 18:2; 19: 21-22; 21:17; 23: 18, 37; 1 Kgs. 1:7; 2:5, 22; 1 Chr. 2:16; 11:6, 39; 18:12, 15; 26: 28; 27:24

Maacah—2 Sam. 3:3; 1 Chr. 3:2

Abital—2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Chr. 3:3

Eglah—2 Sam. 3:5; 1 Chr. 3:3

Rizpah—2 Sam. 3:7-8; 21: 8-11

Nurse of Mephibosheth—2 Sam. 4:4

David’s Concubines/Wives Taken in Jerusalem—2 Sam. 5: 13

David’s Daughters—2 Sam. 5:15; 13:18; 19: 5; 1 Chr. 14:3

Women at Ark Ceremony—2 Sam. 6:19

Bathsheba—2 Sam. 11; 2-27; 12: 1-24; 1 Kgs. 1: 5- 31; 2: 12-25; 1 Chr. 3:5; Psa. 51; Matt. 1:6; D&C 132; 39

Tamar, Daughter of David—2 Sam. 13: 1-22, 32; 1 Chr. 3:9

Wise Woman of Tekoah—2 Sam. 14: 1-20

Tamar, Daughter of Absalom—2 Sam. 14: 27

10 Concubines of David—2 Sam. 15:16; 16:21-22; 19:5 20: 3: 1 Chr. 3:9

Woman of En-rogel—2 Sam. 17:17-20

Abigail, David’s Sister—2 Sam. 17:25; 1 Chr. 2:16-17

Singing Women—2 Sam. 19:35; Eccl. 2:8; 12:4

Mother of Barzillai—2 Sam. 19:37

Woman of Abel-Beth-maachah—2 Sam. 20: 16-22

Abishag—1 Kgs. 1:1-4, 15; 2:13-25

Haggith—2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Kgs. 1:5-6, 11; 2:13; 1 Chr. 3:2

Pharaoh’s Daughter, Wife of Solomon—1 Kgs. 3:1; 7:8; 9:16,24; 11:1; 2 Chr. 8:11

2 Harlots who Approach Solomon with Baby—1 Kgs. 3:16 -28

Taphath—1 Kgs. 4:11

Basmath—1 Kgs. 4: 15

Mother of Hiram of Tyre—1 Kgs. 7:14; 2 Chr. 2:14

Queen of Sheba—1 Kgs. 10: 1- 15; 2 Chr. 9: 1-9; Matt. 12: 42; Luke 11:31

Solomon’s Foreign Wives—1 Kgs. 3:1; 7:8; 10: 8; 11: 1-8; Neh. 13:26

Tahpenes—1 Kgs. 11: 18-20

Sister of Tahpenes—1 Kgs. 11: 19-20

Zeruah—1 Kgs. 11:26

Jeroboam’s Wife—1 Kgs. 14: 1-17

Naamah—1 Kgs. 14: 21, 31; 2 Chr. 12:13

Maachah—1 Kgs. 15:2, 10, 13; 2 Chr. 11:20-22; 13:2 (called Michaiah); 15:6

Jezebel—1 Kgs. 16:31; 18: 4-19; 19: 5-25; 2 Kgs. 9

Widow of Zarephath-- 1 Kgs. 17: 9-24

Mother of Elisha—1 Kgs. 19: 20

Wives of Ahab—1 Kgs. 20:3, 5, 7

Azubah—1 Kgs. 22: 42; 2 Chr. 20:31

Woman who Borrowed Vessels—1 Kgs. 4: 1-7

Great Woman of Shunem—2 Kgs. 4: 8-37; 8: 1-6

Little Maid—2 Kgs. 5: 2-4

Famished Woman of Samaria—2 Kgs. 6: 26-30

Daughter of Ahab—2 Kgs. 8: 18; 2 Chr. 21:6

Athaliah—2 Kgs. 8: 26; 11: 1-20; 1 Chr. 8:26; 2 Chr. 22: 2-12; 23: 12-21; 24: 7; Ezra 8:7

Jehosheba—2 Kgs. 11:2-3; 2 Chr. 22:11 (Jehoshebeath)

Nurse of Joah—2 Kgs. 11:2-3; 2 Chr. 22;11-12

Zibiah—2 Kgs. 12:1; 2 Chr. 24:1

Shimeath—2 Kgs. 12:21; 2 Chr. 24:26

Jehoaddan—2 Kgs. 14:2; 2 Chr. 25:1

Jecholiah—2 Kgs. 15:2; 2 Chr. 26:3

Women with Child “Ripped” up—2 Kgs. 15:16; Amos 1:13

Jerusha—2 Kgs. 15: 33; 2 Chr. 27:1

Abi—2 Kgs. 18:2; 2Chr. 29:1 (called Abijah)

Hephzibah—2 Kgs. 21:1

Meshullemeth—2 Kgs. 21:19

Jedidah—2 Kgs. 22:1

Huldah—2 Kgs. 22: 12-20; 2 Chr. 34: 22-28

Women who Wove Hangings for Grove—2 Kgs. 23:7

Zebudah—2 Kgs. 23:36

Hamutal—2 Kgs. 23:31; 24:18; Jer. 52:1

Zebudah—2 Kgs. 23: 26

Nehushta—2 Kgs. 24: 8, 12, 15

Wives of Jehoiachin—2 Kgs. 24:15

Azubah—1 Chr. 2: 18-19

Jerioth—1 Chr. 2:18

Ephrath—1 Chr. 2: 19, 50; 4:4 (called

Daughter of Machir—1 Chr. 2: 21-22

Abiah—1 Chr. 2:24

Atarah—1 Chr. 2:26

Abihail—1 Chr. 2:29

Ahlai—1 Chr. 2:31

Daughters of Sheshan—1 Chr. 2: 34-35

Ephah—1 Chr. 2: 46

Maachah—1 Chr. 2: 48-49

Shelomith—1 Chr. 3:19

Hazelelponi—1 Chr. 4: 3

Helah—1 Chr. 4: 5, 7

Naarah—1 Chr. 4: 5-6

Mother of Jabez—1 Chr. 4:9

Miriam—1 Chr. 4: 17

Jehudijah—1 Chr. 4: 18

Bithiah—1 Chr. 4:18

Hodiah—1 Chr. 4:19

6 Daughters of Shimei—1 Chr. 4: 27

Aramitess Concubine of Manasseh—1 Chr. 7:14

Maachah—1 Chr. 7: 15-16

Hammoleketh—1 Chr. 7: 18

Wife of Ephraim—1 Chr. 7:23

Sherah—1 Chr. 7:24

Shua- 1 Chr. 7:32

Hushim—1 Chr. 8:8, 11

Baara—1 Chr. 8:8 (maybe Hodesh in vs. 9)

Hodesh—1 Chr. 8:9

Maachah—1 Chr. 8:29; 9:35

Daughter of Eleazar—1 Chr. 23:22

Daughters of Heman—1 Chr. 25: 5-6

Mahalath—2 Chr. 11:18

Abihail—2 Chr. 11:18-20

18 Wives and 60 Concubines of Rehoboam—2 Chr. 11:21

60 Daughters of Rehoboam—2 Chr. 11: 21

Michaiah—2 Chr. 13:2

14 Wives of Abijah—2 Chr. 12:21

16 Daughters of Abijah—2 Chr. 13:21

Wives of Judah—2 Chr. 20:13

2 Wives of Jehoiada—2 Chr. 24:3

Shimrith—2 Chr. 24:26; 2 Kgs 12:21 (called Shomer)

Judean Women Taken Captive by Israelites—2 Chr. 28:8, 10-15; 29:9

Singing Women Who Lament—2 Chr. 35: 35

Daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite—Ezra 2: 61; Neh. 7: 63-64

Foreign Wives who were Divorced—Ezra 9:2; 10: 1-19, 44; Neh. 10:28, 30; 13: 23-27

Queen, Wife of Artaxerxes—Neh. 2:6

Daughters of Shallum—Neh. 3:12

Women in Rebuilt Jerusalem—Neh. 4: 14; 5:1-5

Noadiah—Neh. 6:14

Vahsti—Esther 1: 9- 20; 2:1

Women at Vashti’s Banquet—Ether 1:9

Women of Persia and Media—Esther 1: 18-20

Young Virgins from Empire—Esther 2:2-3, 8, 12-14, 17, 19

Esther— Book of Esther; Ezra 4:6

Esther’s Maids—Esther 2:9; 4: 4, 16

Zeresh—Esther 5:10, 14; 6: 13-14

3 Daughters of Job—Job. 1: 2, 4, 13, 18

Job’s Sisters—Job 42: 11

Job’s Daughters (Jemima-, Kezia and Keren-happuch) —Job 42: 14-15

Mother of Solomon’s Son—Prov. 1:8; 6:20

Mother of King Lemuel—Prov. 31: 1-31

Prophetess (Wife of Isaiah) - Isa. 8:3

Women Who Bake Cakes to the Queen of Heaven—Jer. 7: 18; 44:15-25

Daughter of my People—Jer. 8:11, 19-22; 9:1; 14:17

Mourning Women—Jer. 9: 17, 20

Cunning Women—Jer. 9:17, 20

Women/Daughters consumed by Famine—Jer. 11:22; 14:16; 16: 2-4; 19:9

Widows Increased—Jer. 15:8; 18:21

Jeremiah’s Mother—Jer. 1:5; 15:10; 20:14, 17-18

Women Left in Zedekiah’s House—Jer. 38: 22-23; 41:10, 16; 43:6-7

Women Not carried Away Captive by the Babylonians—Jer. 40: 7; 41:16-17; 43:5-6

Women Who went to Egypt—Jer. 43: 6; 44: 7, 15, 24-25

Wicked Queens/wicked Wives—Jer. 44: 9

Women Weeping for Tammuz—Jer. 8:14

Women that Sew Pillows for Statues—Ezek. 13: 17-22

Ezekiel’s Wife-- Ezek. 24:18

Wives and Concubines of Belshazzar—Dan. 5: 2-3, 23

Queen of Babylon—Dan. 5:10- 12

Women Cast into the Lion’s Den—Dan. 6:24

Gomer—Hosea 1:3-11; 2: 1-18, 23; 3: 1-3

Lo-ruhamah—Hosea 1: 6, 8; 2:1-2

Huzzab (the queen)—Nah. 2:7





If I missed any please let me know!









4 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing resource, thank you for sharing!

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  2. This list is AMAZING! thank you for posting it!

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  3. Thank you, you have just given me my next scripture study/marking project, for this year/and probably next as well.

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  4. I just found your blog and I'm so excited to read all of your posts! Thank you so much for your time spent doing this!

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