Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament

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"An Introduction to the Bible: Critical Biblical Scholarship" and “The Hebrew Bible," pp. 1-11 in ibid Major entries in ibid: “Eve,” pp. 79–82; “Rebekah,” pp. 143–144; “Female Images of God in the Hebrew Bible,” pp. 525–28. Named Women, medium to short entries, in ibid:“Adah 1,” p. 46; “Ahlai,” p. 49; “Basemath 2,” p. 57; “Deborah 1,” pp. 65–66; “Iscah,” p. 97; “Jochebed,” p. 103; “Mara,” p. 114; “Naamah 1,” p. 129; “Tamar 3,” pp. 164–165; “Zillah,” p. 169. Unnamed Women, medium to short entries, in ibid: “Wife of Cain (Gen 4:17),” pp. 175–176; “Daughters (and Sons) of Adam, Seth, Enoch, Kenan, Mahalel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah (Gen 5:4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26),” p. 176; “Daughters (and Sons) of Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah, Peleg, Reu, Sereg, and Nahor (Gen 11:10–11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25),” p. 178; “Female (and Male) Slaves (Gen 12:16; 20:14; 24:35; 30:43; 32:5; Exod 11:5; 1 Sam 25:41; 2 Kgs 5:26; Esth 7:4,” pp. 178–179; “Wife and Female Slaves of Abimelech (Gen 20:17),” pp. 179–180; “Women Drawing Water (Gen 24:11, 13),” p. 180; “Mother of Rebekah (Gen 24:53-60),” pp. 180–181; “Maids of Rebekah (Gen 24:61),” p. 181; “Daughters of Laban to Be Jacob’s Only Wives (Gen 31:50),” pp. 181–182; “Daughters/Women of the Region; Daughters of the Jacob Group (Gen 34:1, 9, 16, 21, 29),” p. 182; “Midwife (Gen 35:17; 38:28),” pp. 182–183; “Daughters (and Sons) of Jacob (Gen 37:35),” pp. 183–184; “Hebrew Female Babies in Egypt (Exod 1:19; 2:7),” p. 185; “Attendants of the Daughter of Pharaoh (Exod 2:5),” p. 186; “Seven Daughters of the Priest of Midian” (Exod 2:16-20),” p. 187; “Daughters (and Sons) of Israelites in Egypt (Exod 3:22),” pp. 187-188; “Women (and Men) with Jewelry and Clothing (Exod 3:22; 11:2; 32:2-3; 35:22-24, 29; 36:2-7),” p. 188; “Egyptian Women (Exod 3:22; 11: 2),” pp. 188- 189; “Women with Hand-Drums, Dancing (Exod 15:20; 1 Sam 18:6-7; 2 Sam 1:20; Ps 68: 25; Jer 31:4, 13),” pp. 189-191; “Daughters (and Sons) of a Hebrew Slave (Exod 21:4-5),” p. 192; “Mother (or Father) Cursed or Struck by Offspring (Exod 21:15, 17; Lev 20: 9),” pp. 194-195; “Woman Caused to Miscarry (Exod 21:22-23),” p. 195; “Female Sorcerer (Exod 22:18; Isa 57:3),” p. 197; “Barren Woman (Exod 23:26; Job 24:21; Ps 113:9; Isa 54:1),” pp. 199-200; “Daughters of the Inhabitants of the Land as Marriage Partners (Exod 34:16; Gen 24:3; 27:46; 28:1, 6, 8; Deut 7:3; Josh 23:12-13; Judg 3:5-6),” pp. 200-201; “Skilled Women (and Men) (Exod 35:25-26; 36:6),” pp. 201-202; “Women at the Entrance to the Tent of Meeting (Exod 38:8; 1 Sam 2:22),” p. 202; “Person (Female or Male) Presenting an Offering (Lev 2:1; also Lev 4:2, 27; 5:1-2, 4, 15, 17, 21, 25, 27; 23: 29-30B; Num 5: 6; 15: 27, 30; 19:22; 31:19; 35:11, 15, 30B),” p. 203; “Daughters (and Sons) of a Priest (Lev 10: 14-15; 22: 12-13; Num 18:11, 19),” p. 203; “Blemished Women (and Men) (Lev 13:29, 38; Num 5:2-4),” pp. 204-205; “Women as Legitimate Sexual Partners for Men; Women (and Men) Prohibited from Practicing Bestiality (Lev 18: 22, 23; 20:16),” pp. 208-209; “Women as Bread Bakers (Lev 26:26),” pp. 213-214; “Mother (and Father) Cannibalizing Their Daughters (and Sons) (Lev 26:29; Deut 28: 53-57; Jer 19:9; Lam 2:20; 4:10),” pp. 214-15; “Female (and Male) Valuations in Votary Pledges (Lev 27: 2-8),” pp. 215-16; “Nurse (Num 11: 12),” p. 218; “Wives (and Children) as Booty (Num 14:3),” pp. 219-220; “Israelite Wives (Deut 3:19),” p. 223; “Sterile Female (and Male) (Deut 7:14),” pp. 223-24; “Daughters (and Sons) and Female (and Male) Slaves, Rejoicing (Deut 12:12; 16:11, 14),” p. 224; “Women (Daughter, Wife) (and Men: Brother, Son) Who Lead a Person to Idolatry (Deut 13:6),” pp. 225-226; “Women (and Men) Who Break the Covenant (Deut 17:2-5; 29:18),” p. 226; “Women in Distant Towns as Booty (Deut 20:14; 21:11-14),” pp. 227-228; “Mother (and Father) of Captive Women (Deut 21:13),” p. 228; “Mother (and Father) Dealing with a Rebellious Son (Deut 21:18-21),” p. 229; “Women’s (and Men’s) Clothing (Deut 22:5),” pp. 229-230; “Israelite Women in the Covenant Community (Deut 29:11; 31:12; Josh 8:35),” pp. 235-236; “Mother (and Father) of Levi (Deut 33:9),” p. 236; “Women (and Men) of Jericho and Ai (Josh 6:21; 8:25),” p. 237; “Daughters (and Sons) of Achan (Josh 7:24),” pp. 237-238; “Girls as Booty (Judg 5:30),” pp. 239-240; “Mother of Gideon (Judg 8:19),” p. 240; “Wives of Gideon (Judg 8:30),” p. 240; “Concubine of Gideon (Jerubbaal) (Judg 8:31; 9:1,3,18),” pp. 240-241; “Women (and Men) in the Tower of Shechem (Judg 9:49),” p. 241; “Women (and Men) in the Tower of Thebez (Judg 9:51),” p. 241; “Woman of Thebez (Judg 9:53-54; 2 Sam 11:21),” pp. 241-242; “Daughters of Israel Lamenting Jephthah’s Daughter (Judg 11:40),” pp. 244-245; “Daughters (and Sons) and Daughters-in-Law (and Sons-in-Law) of Ibzan (Judg 12:9),” p. 245; “Mother of Micah (Judg 17:1-4),” p. 248; “Women of Jabesh-gilead (Judg 21:10-14),” p. 251; “Mothers of Ruth and Orpah (Ruth 1:8; 2:11),” pp. 252-253; “Women of Bethlehem (Ruth 1:19; 4:14-15),” p. 253; “Young Women of Boaz (Ruth 2:8, 22; 3:2),” p. 253; “Women of the Neighborhood (Ruth 4:17),” p. 254; “Daughters as Perfumers, Cooks, and Bakers (1 Sam 8:13),” p. 255; “Childless Women (1 Sam 15:33),” p. 256; “Women Kept Away from David’s Men (1 Sam 21:4-5),” pp. 256-257; “Mother (and Father) of David (1 Sam 22:3-4),” p. 257; “Women (and Men) of Nob (1 Sam 22:19),” p. 258; “Maids of Abigail (1 Sam 25:42),” p. 258; “Women (Wives and Daughters [and Sons]) of Ziklag (1 Sam 30: 2-3, 6, 19, 22),” p. 259; “Weeping Daughters (2 Sam 1:24),” p. 260; “Women’s Love, Compared with That of Jonathan and David (2 Sam 1: 26),” p. 260; “Wives and Concubines of David, Taken in Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:13),” p. 261; “Women (and Men) of the Ark Ceremony (2 Sam 6:19),” p. 261; “Singing Women (and Men) (2 Sam 19:35); Eccl 2:8; 12:4),” p. 265-66; “Mother (and Father) of Barzillai (2 Sam 19:37),” p. 266; “Mother of Hiram (1 Kgs 7:13-14; 2 Chr 2:14),” p. 270; “Mother (and Father) of Elisha (1 Kgs 19:20),” p. 273; “Daughters (and Sons) of Heman (1 Chr 25:5-6),” p. 281; “Judean Women and Daughters (and Sons) Captured by Israelites (2 Chr 28:8, 10-15; 29:9),” p. 283; “Singing Women (and Men) Who Lament (2 Chr 35:25),” p. 284; “Young Women (and Men) Slaughtered (2 Chr 36:17),” p. 284; “Women (and Men and Children) in Assembly (Ezra 10:1),” p. 286; “Daughters (and Sons) and Wives in Rebuilt Jerusalem (Neh 4:14; 5:1-2, 5),” p. 287; “Women at Vashti’s Banquet (Esth 1:9),” pp. 289-290; “Women in the King’s Decree (Esth 3:13),” p. 291; “Woman (or Man) Going Unbidden to the King (Esth 4:11),” pp. 291-292; “Born of Woman (Job 14:1; 25:4),” pp. 293-94; “Sister and Mother (and Father) of Job (Job 17:14),” p. 294; “Serving Girls (and Male Servants) of Job (Job 19:15 [and 16]; 31:13),” p. 294; “Virgin (Job 31:1),” p. 295; “Sisters (and Brothers) of Job (Job 42:11),” p. 296; “Sisters (and Brothers) of the Psalmist (Ps 20:22),” p. 297; “Woman in Labor (Ps 48:7),” pp. 298-299; “Those Who Bear Tidings; Herald (Ps 68:11; Isa 40:9),” p. 299; “Women Dividing the Spoil (Ps 68:12),” p. 300; “Young Women (and Young Men) (Pss 78:63; 148:12),” p. 300; “Daughters Compared to Pillars (Ps 144:12),” p. 301; “Young and Old Women (and Men) (Ps 148:12),” p. 302; “Wise Woman Building Her House (Prov 14:1),” p. 306; “Daughters (NRSV, Servant Girls) (Prov 27:27; 31:15),” p. 307; “Women Who Grind (Eccl 12:3),” p. 310; “Women Looking Through Windows (Eccl 12:3),” p. 310; “Maidens (Song 1:3; 6:8-9),” p. 312; “Mother of Woman/Lover/ Shulammite (Song 1:6; 3:4; 6:9; 8:1-2),” pp. 313-314; “Mother of Solomon (Song 3:11),” p. 314; “Mother of Male Lover (Song 8:5),” p. 315; “Female (and Male) Slaves (Isa 14:2),” p. 319; “Women Making a Fire (Isa 27:11),” pp. 320-21; “Queens (Isa 49:23),” pp. 322-23; “Mother of Jeremiah (Jer 1:5; 15:10; 20:14, 17, 18),” p. 324; “Bride (and Bridegroom) (Jer 2:2, 32; 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; 33:11),” p. 324; “Mourning Women (Jer 9:17-20; Ezek 32:16),” pp. 327-28; “Sister (Jer 22:18),” p. 330; “Women (and Men) Remaining in the Land (Jer 40:7),” p. 331; “Mother of Priest (Hos 4:5),” pp. 344-345; “Daughters and Daughters-in-Law of Priest (Hos 4:13-14),” p. 345; “Young Women in Mourning (Joel 1:8),” p. 346; “Bride (and Bridegroom) (Joel 2:16),” pp. 346-347; “Female (and Male) Slaves (Joel 2:29),” p. 347; “Girls Sold for Wine (and Boys Traded for Prostitutes) (Joel 3:3),” p. 347; “Daughters (and Sons) to Be Sold by Judeans (Joel 3:8),” pp. 347-348; “Edomite Women (NRSV Pity) Cast Off (Amos 1:11),” p. 348; “Beautiful Young Women (and Young Men) (Amos 8:13),” pp. 356-357; “No Women Mentioned (Book of Obadiah),” p. 351; “No Women Mentioned (Book of Jonah),” pp. 351-52; “Daughter (and Son) and Daughter-in-Law; Mother (and Father) and Mother-in-Law (Mic 7:6),” pp. 352-353; “No Women Mentioned (Book of Habakkuk),” pp. 353-354; “No Women Mentioned (Book of Zephaniah),” p. 354; “No Women Mentioned (Book of Haggai),” p. 354; “Old Women (and Men) and Girls (and Boys) (Zech 8:4-5),” p. 355; “Young Women (and Men) (Zech 9:17,” p. 355; “Women of the Houses of David, Nathan, and Levi, and of the Shemites, and of All the Families (Zech 12:12-14),” p. 356; “Mothers (and Fathers) of False Prophets (Zech 13:2-3),” p. 356; “Sister Judah (Jer 3:7-10),” p. 541; “Sister Sodom and Her Daughters (Exek 16:46-61),” p. 541.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meyers, CL

Cited Editors

  • Meyers, CL,

Published Date

  • 2000

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Place of Publication

  • Boston