Main Women of the Bible in the New Testament

In the New Testament we can find the names of up to thirty women, Mary, the Mother, Loida and Eunice, Timothy’s mother and grandmother. We are going to list them; several have their own names, but others do not:

1) Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist

“Blessed are you among all women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Who am I that the mother of my Lord visit me? Luke 1, 42-44

2) Mary the Mother
“What will it be like if I don’t know any man?” / “Here is the handmaid of the Lord; May it be done to me according to your word “/” My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord … “/” Son, why do you treat us like this? Your father and I were looking for you in anguish ”/“ They have no wine ”…”. Do what it says ”. Lc.1,34.38; 47ff .; 2.48. Jn.2,3

3) Anna, the prophetess, She
held the Child Jesus in her arms, after Simeon, also praising God and speaking to the child “to all who were waiting for the deliverance of Jerusalem.” Lc. 2.36

4) The bride at Cana
Family members? Neighbors? The fact is that Mary and Jesus were invited to the wedding. First “Sign of Jesus”: six jars of six hundred liters each = six hundred liters! They could set up a shop. Jn. 23

5) Peter’s mother-in-law
The poor woman was in bed with a fever and Jesus cured her. It has been given to all series of humorous interpretations about his kinship with Pedro. Lc. 4.38

6) Naim’s widow
No husband and no only child, total, one zero to the left. Jesus changes the situation of the woman. Lc., 7.12

7) The Sinner
Probably the “public woman” of the city. Jesus restores his lost dignity, after his outpouring of love: “His many sins are forgiven, because he loved so much” … Lk. 7.37 …

8) daughter of Jairo
The poor thing was in bed and did not eat. Jesus probably cured her of anorexia. Luke, 8.43

9) hemorrhoids
One of the most beautiful passages in the gospel. It is also compiled by Matthew (9,18-26) and Mark (5,21-23). This woman was a case of legal impurity according to Leviticus 15: 25-31, but Jesus violates the law to save the person. Lc., Ibid.

10) The women who accompanied Jesus
“… Some women who were cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary Magdalene, from whom seven demons arose, Juana, wife of Cusa, Herod’s administrator; Susana and many others who served them with their goods … ”. Discreet but essential women. Lc., 8.2-3

11) Martha and Mary
They are often considered the personification of the active life (Martha) and the contemplative life (Mary). While listening to Jesus’ feet, Martha was busy preparing food. But Jesus (and the Church today) needed both. Jo., 11

12) The woman was healed on Saturday.
Faced with the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, Jesus restores a poor woman to health. Lc., 13.11

13) The woman with the coin
Without a doubt, it was one of the coins of her wedding crown, which women kept like gold on cloth. Lc., 15.8

14) The widow and the judge
“A widow who said (to the judge): Do me justice before my adversary. For a time he refused, but then he said to himself:” Although I do not fear God or care about men, as this widow is bothering him, I will do him justice … “That reminds me of Rosalía’s poem” A xusticia po-la man. “Lk.18

15) The Alms Widow
Looking up, he saw some wealthy people who were depositing donations in the temple treasury; He also saw a poor widow who put in two small coins, and said: “In truth I tell you that that poor widow put more than everyone else, because everyone contributed to the donations with what was left over, but she, who is in need.” , He put everything he had to live ”. Luke 21,

16) The Samaritan woman
went to fetch water from Jacob’s well and found the Living Water of Jesus. Jn. 4.7

17) the adulterous woman
Jesus saves, forgives and restores her dignity to this woman whom the “old green men” wanted to stone. Remember the episode with Susana (Dan, 13), when she was innocent. Jn 8.3

18) The Syrophoenician
Example of persistent prayer that convinces Jesus: “… the little dogs also eat the crumbs that fall from the teachers’ table.” Mt 15.22

19) The mother of the Zebedeans
Bold and pretentious: ask Jesus none other than his sons (James and John) to seat one on your right and one on your left in the Kingdom. Mount 20.20

20) the ten virgins
Parable of vigilance and watchful expectation of the Lord. The five wise virgins carry enough oil to wait for the bridegroom at night; fools do not, and when the husband lingers, they run out of oil and cannot keep the lamps burning. Mount 25,1-13

21) Caiaphas’s maid
A nightmare for Peter. He who wanted to go unnoticed is discovered by his Galilean accent as a disciple of the accused. Mt. 26.69.75

22) Pilate’s wife
She was having nightmares about Jesus and is going to tell her husband… Anyway, Ponce would wash his hands. Mount 27.19

23) Women of Jerusalem
Wept when they saw Jesus pass by carrying the cross. He told them: “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not cry for me, cry for yourselves and for your children …”. Luke 23:27

24) Women of Calvary
“Next to the cross of Jesus were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary, that of Cleopas, and Mary, the Magdalene. St. Matthew speaks of more women, among them the mother of Santiago and José and the mother of the Zebedeans. Mt 27,55 / Jn 19,25

25) Mary Magdalene and the Risen One
The first to feel his presence and communicate it to others. She was “an apostle of the apostles.” Jn.20 / Mt.28 / Mk.16 / Lc.24,16

26) Saphira, the liar
The first Christians “left their goods at the feet of the apostles”… But Ananias and his wife Sapphira deceived Peter by reserving part of their goods. The punishment was severe and exemplary. Acts 5

27) the four daughters of Philip
“This one had four virgin daughters who prophesied …”. There were no prophetesses. Acts 21.9

28) Tabitha, the seamstress from Jaffa
Tabitha’s good daughter, or Gazelle, was a seamstress and did “innumerable good deeds and alms.” He lived in Lida (now Lod, Tel Aviv airport), fell ill and died. All her clients were crying for her, showing the dresses she was making. They brought Pedro, who was in Jaffa. Like Jesus, he shook her hand and resurrected her. Acts 9.36

29) Lidia, the purple
vendor She was a vendor of violet and natural dye from Thyatira. Paul found her in Philippi, by the river. He was baptized with his whole family and had a great party. (Cf. New life, “Donna, Chiesa, Mondo”). Acts 16: 14-15

30) The young fortune teller
This slave had divination skills and was exploited by her master, who “brought in great profits.” She became a follower of Pablo. Acts 16.16

31) Damaris, the Areopagite
Paul had the audacity to go to announce the Risen Jesus to the Areopagus. The sages interpreted it as a joke: “We will hear you talk about it at another time.” Some followed him, among others Dionysus the Areopagite and “a woman named Damaris.” Acts 17.34

32) Berenice, Agrippa’s wife
She has no other role than to be by her husband’s side in Paul’s trial. Acts 25.13

33) Phoebe, the deaconess
It seems this is not an ordained ministry. In fact, the CEE Bible translates “our sister, who is also a servant of the Church in Cencreas.” ROM. 16.1-2

34) Priscila, Aquila’s wife
They were Jews, of the same profession that Pablo made his living: weavers of tarpaulins for tents. This circumstance led them to collaborate in spreading the Gospel. Acts 18.2; Room 16.3

35) Maria
“… who worked so hard for you.” ROM. 16.6

36) Junia
Wife of Andronicus: “my relatives and companions in prison, who are illustrious among the apostles and also came to Christ before me.” Rom, 16.7

37) Tryphena and Tryphosa
“Who toiled in the Lord.” ROM. 16.12

38) Perside
“Who worked with great zeal in the Lord.” ROM. 16.12

39) Julia
The last one to appear with a proper name in this long postscript of the letter to the Romans, along with the Philologist, Nereo and his sister. Romans 16.15

40) Evodia and Sintique
Pablo begs them to agree and with Timothy, “a faithful companion … to help them, because they fought alongside me for the Gospel …”. Philippians 4.2

41) Loida and Eunice, mother and grandmother of Timoteo
“I evoke the memory of your sincere faith, the one that first took root in your grandmother Loida and your mother Eunice, and I’m sure of you too.” 2 Timothy 1.5

42) The woman and the dragon
It is one of the signs that appear in the sky: “A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head … And the dragon was before of the woman …”. Traditionally, a figure of the Church was seen in this passage, and also of Mary, which is how many painters represented her.

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