An Exhaustive List of Women in the New Testament

For most of my life I thought the pages of scripture were dominated by men. Sermons and Bible stories featured the male heroes of the faith. An aside was given to some of the more noteworthy women sprinkled throughout the Biblical realm, such as Eve (ahem) and Mary.

For those who really wanted to dig, there were mentions of Ruth and Esther (can't get away from the fact the Bible contains whole books on those women's lives, but hey). But otherwise, the great bulk of my religious education was centered on the men of the Bible, and the men of the Reformation

So imagine my surprise when I began looking for people like me (i.e. female) in God's word. Imagine my surprise when I found God using feminine metaphors for Himself. Imagine my surprise to discover God honoring women who loved Him and served Him, and pursued Him, against massive constraints, such as the patriarchy they lived in, their stations in life, the traumas and tragedies they lived through. 

If ever there was a "cloud of witnesses" for us, as women, they are here, in God's stories. God loves women, and time and again He intentionally, purposefully, chose women for some of the greatest privileges, responsibilities, and honors humanity has ever known. Slowly, over the last five years, God has changed my mind about being a woman. I have gone from feeling cursed, humiliated, and shamed, to feeling blessed, honored, and given great dignity, as a woman.

Below is an amazing list of women in the New Testament alone. The next series of blogs will feature women mentioned in Paul's letters. After that we'll look at women in Luke's chronicles of the Acts of the Apostles. 

Mary (Matt 1:16, 18-25; 2-11, 13-14, 20-21; Matt 12:46-50; Matt 13:55; Mark 3: 31-35; Mark 6:3; Luke 1:26-56; 2:5-8, 16, 19, 22, 27, 34-35, 43-51; Luke 8: 19-20; John 2:1-5, 12; 6:42; John 19:25-27; Acts 1:14; Gal 4:4)

Peter’s Mother-in-law (Matt 8:14-15; Mark 1:30-31; Luke 4:38-39) 

Daughter of Jarius (Matt 9: 18-19, 23-26; Mark 5: 22-24, 35-43; Luke 8:41, 49-56) 

Wife of Jarius ( Mark 5:40-43; Luke 8:51-56) 

Woman with Issue of Blood (Matt 9: 20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48) 

Christ’s Sisters (Matt 13:56; Mark 6:3) 

Herodias (Matt. 14: 1-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19-20) 

Herodias’ daughter (Matt 14:6-11; Mark: 6: 22-29; Luke 3:19-20) 

Women and children among the 5,000 (Matt 14:21) 

Women and children among the 4,000 (Matt 15:38) 

Syrophenician woman (also called the Woman of Canaan) (Matt 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30) 

Young daughter of the Syrophenician woman (Matt 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30) 

The Mother of Zebedee’s Children (Matt 20:20-23; Matt 27:56) 

Woman who Anointed Jesus (Matt 26: 6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8)) 

Damsel to whom Peter denied Christ (Matt 26:69; Mark 14:66- 68; John 18: 17) 

Maid to whom Peter denied Christ (Matt 26:71: Mark 14: 69-70; Luke 22:56-57) 

Wife of Pontius Pilate ( Matt 27:19) 

Many women beholding a far off (Matt 27:55-56; mark 15: 40-41) 

Mary Magdalene (Matt 27:57, 61; Matt 28:1-10; Mark 15: 40-41,47; 16: 1-8, 9-11; Luke 8:2-3; 24: 1-11, 22-24; John 19:25; 20: 1-3, 11-18) 

Mary, the mother of James and Joses (also called "The other Mary") (Matt 27:56, 61; 28:1-10; Mark 15: 40-41,47; 16: 1-8; Luke 24: 1-11, 22-24) 

The Widow who Gave Two Mites (Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4) 

Salome (Mark 15: 40-41; Mark 16: 1-8) 

Many other woman which came up with Jesus from Galilee (Mark 15: 40-41) 

Elisabeth (Luke 1:5-80) 

Anna (Luke 2: 36-38) 

Widow of Nain ( Luke 7: 11-17) 

Sinner who washed Jesus Feet with her hair (Luke 7:36-50) 

Certain women who had been healed (Luke 8:2-3) 

Joanna, the wife of Chuza (Luke 8:2-3; Luke 24: 1-11, 22-24) 

Susana (Luke 8:2-3) 

Martha (Luke 10: 37-42; John 11: 1-6, 17-27, 34-45; 12:2 ) 

Mary of Bethany (Luke 10: 37-42; John 11: 1-5, 17-20, 28-34, 39-45; 12:3-9) 

Certain woman of the company (Luke 11:27-28) 

Woman with a Spirit of Infirmity ( Luke 13:11-16) 

Women which bewailed and lamented ( Luke 23: 27-29) 

Women that followed Jesus (Luke 23: 49, 55-56) 

Other women at the empty tomb (Luke 24: 1-11, 22-24) 

Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4: 7-42) 

Woman Taken in Adultery ( John 8:1-11) 

The mother of the Man Born Blind (John 9:2-3, 18-23)

Mary, the wife of Cleophas (John 19:25) 

His Mother’s sister (John 19:25) 

Apostles gathered in Prayer and Supplication with the Women (Acts 1:14) 

Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) 

New Women Believers (Acts 5: 14) 

Widows who were neglected (Acts 6:1) 

Women committed to prison by Paul (Acts 8:3; Acts 22:4) 

Samaritan women baptized by Philip  (Acts 8:12) 

Candance, queen of Ethiopians (Acts 8:27) 

Women Persecuted by Paul bring them bound (Acts 9:2)

Tabitha/Dorcus (Acts 9:36-42) 

Mary, the Mother of John Mark (Acts 12:12; Col 4:10) 

Rhoda (Acts 12:13-15) 

Devout and Honorable Jewish Women (Acts 13:50) 

Eunice (2 Tim 1:15; Acts 16:1—the son of a certain woman) 

Lois (2 Tim 1:15) 

Women at the Place of Prayer in Philippi (Acts 16:13) 

Lydia (Acts 16: 11-15, 40) 

Certain Damsel Possessed with a Spirit of Divination (Acts 16:16-19) 

Chief and Honorable Women of the Greeks (Acts 17:4, 12) 

Damaris (Acts 17:34) 

Priscilla (Acts 18:2-3, 18-20, 24-26; Rom. 16: 3-5; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim 4:19) 

Wives and children of Tyre (Acts 21:4-6) 

Four Daughters of Philip (Acts 21:9) 

Paul’s sister (Acts 23:16) 

Drusilla (Acts 24:24) 

Bernice ( Acts 25:13-14, 23; 26:30) 

Phebe (Romans 16:1-2) 

Mary of Rome (Rom. 16:6) 

Junia (Rom. 16: 7) 

Tryphena (Roman 16:12) 

Tryphosa (Rom 16:12) 

Persis (Rom. 16:12) 

Mother of Rufus (Rom. 16: 13) 

Sister of Nerus (Rom. 16: 15) 

Julia (Rom. 16:15) 

Chloe (1 Corinthians 1:11)

Euodia (Phillip 4: 2-3) -- she is called Euodias in the KJV (a male name) but it is possible she was female

Syntyche (Phillip 4:2-3) 

Claudia (2 Tim 4:21) 

Ye adulterers and adulteresses (James 4:4) 

Apphia (Philemon 1:2) 

The Elect Lady (2 John) 

The Elect Lady’s Sister (2 John 1:13) 

Nympha (Colossians 4:15) -- called Nymphas in KJV but is possibly female.

(Taken from http://www.womeninthescriptures.com/2014/05/list-of-all-women-in-new-testament.html)

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