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Women Named in the Lineage of Jesus

There are 4 books referred to as Gospels in the New Testament.  Only two of those gospels include the genealogy of Jesus.  Of course, whether a believer or a non-believer, the story of Jesus is known around the world and almost everyone knows that the name of His mother was Mary. A careful examination of the scriptures reveals the names of several women in the lineage of Jesus Christ.  One woman was a harlot (prostitute) and another was an evil wicked queen.

These are 5 names that can be extracted from the gospel accounts:  Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba (“the wife of Uriah”), and Mary.

These are 12 names extracted from books in the Old Testament:  Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Naamah, Maacah, Azubah, Athaliah, Jerusha, Abijah, Hephzibah, Jedidah, and Zebidah.

Can you recognize some of these women by a general description?

References:

Character Study of Twelve Women: Bible Women From Ur to Nazareth

Women in the Lineage of Jesus

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons – “Ethiopia-Axum Cathedral-fresco-Black Madonna”

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  • Question /

    She was the wife of the Hebrew patriarch, Abraham; and her name means “Princess”.

    • Sarah
    • Ruth
  • Question /

    She was the great grandmother of King David, a notable king of Israel.

    • Ruth
    • Sarah
  • Question /

    She was the mother of King Solomon, a notable Jewish monarch.

    • Bathsheba
    • Tamar
  • Question /

    She was the daughter-in-law of Judah, a Jewish patriarch.

    • Tamar
    • Bathsheba
  • Question /

    She was a harlot who believed the reports about how God had delivered the Jews had been delivered from bondage in Egypt and was proselytized into the Jewish faith.

    • Rahab
    • Rebecca
  • Question /

    She was the daughter-in-law of the Hebrew patriarch, Abraham; and the mother of the man whose name was changed to Israel.

    • Rebecca
    • Rahab
  • Question /

    She decided that it was time for the Jewish kingdom to have a queen. She killed everyone in her way, or so she thought. The rightful heir was hidden for 6 years and she was overthrown.

    • Athaliah
    • Azubah
  • Question /

    She is the mother of Jehoshaphat, a king of Judah who reigned from c. 870 – 849 BC and who was a good and just king.

    • Azubah
    • Athaliah

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