Women in the New Testament

    “Women in the New Testament,” Friend, May 1986, 26

    Women in the New Testament

    Only a few women appear by name in the New Testament. Do you recognize them after reading the short descriptions?

    1. Elisabeth

    a. Anointed Jesus’ feet (Matt. 26:6–13; John 11:1–2)

    2. Mary

    b. Raised from the dead by Peter (Acts 9:39–40)

    3. Anna

    c. Struck dead for lying to the Lord (Acts 5:1–10)

    4. Mary Magdalene

    d. Mother of John the Baptist (Mark 1:9; Luke 1:13)

    5. Martha

    e. Prophetess who served in the temple where Jesus was brought when He was a baby (Luke 2:36–37)

    6. Rhoda

    f. Mother of Jesus (Luke 1:30–31)

    7. Dorcas (Tabitha)

    g. So happy to share the news that Peter was at the gate that she didn’t open it for him (Acts 12:13–14)

    8. Sapphira

    h. First person to see Jesus after His resurrection (Mark 16:9)

    9. Mary of Bethany

    i. With Mary and Mary Magdalene, she brought spices to anoint the body of Jesus (Mark 16:1)

    10. Salome

    j. Sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1)


    • (1) d, (2) f, (3) e, (4) h, (5) j, (6) g, (7) b, (8) c, (9) a, (10) i.