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.