Women in the Bible

“Women in the Bible,” Friend, May 2002, 23

Women in the Bible

There are many women mentioned in the Bible. To identify a few of them, read the clues, look up the scriptures to identify them, and write their names in the crossword puzzle.

Crossword puzzle


  1. The mother-in-law of Ruth, to whom Ruth said, “Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God (see Ruth 1:heading, 16).

  2. The wife of Joseph, son of Jacob, she gave birth to their two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (see Gen. 41:45, 50–52).

  3. Abraham’s servant prayed to find her, a righteous woman to be the wife of Isaac (see Gen. 24).

  4. This queen risked her life to help her people (see Esth. 4:10–16).

  5. God told Abraham that He would bless this woman, Abraham’s wife, to “be a mother of nations” (see Gen. 17:15–16).

  6. This woman and her sister (see #3 Down) were friends of Jesus Christ, who raised their brother, Lazarus, from the dead (see John 11:1, 5, 41–44).


  1. “The mother of all living” (see Gen. 3:20).

  2. The sister of #11 Across.

  3. This woman, Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, were disciples of Jesus Christ and were healed by Him (see Luke 8:heading, 1–3).

  4. This woman “was full of good deeds”; her other name is the answer to #7 Down (see Acts 9:36–41).

  5. Peter raised this woman from the dead (see #6 Down).


Three Women at the Tomb by Robert T. Barrett; Adam and Eve by Lonni Clarke