Christian Favorite Women in the Bible  

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List of favorite women in the Bible. Who are some of the best women from the Bible? This list ranks the most popular women of the Bible, from Eve, the first woman and mother of all living, to Noah's wife. Though there are many great women from the Bible, there are also the infamous women that fascinate and teach life lessons through their wickedness. Good or bad, the Bible presents many stories of women.

Who are the most influential women of the Bible? From Mary Magdalene, Bathsheba, Esther, there are more than 180 women named in the Bible. Some of these women have powerful stories that have been introduced in other forms of literature. Whether we believe in their spiritual traditions, these women from the Bible continue to enlighten and empower us with their stories of trial and triumph, hardship and love.

Who are some of your favorite women in the Bible? Rank the great and strongest women from the Bible below. Don't see your favorite? Be sure to add her.

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Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Ruth

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Mary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Mary, also known as Saint Mary or the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Παναγία in Greek, is identified in the Bible and Quran as the mother of Jesus, the founder of Christianity. Christians hold her son ...more

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Queen Esther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Queen Esther is an American actor, performer, musician, singer and songwriter. A member of blues/free jazz/funk guitarist James Blood Ulmer's Black Rock Experience and a jazz vocalist—with her ...more

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Mary Magdalene is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Mary Magdalene, or Mary of Magdala and sometimes The Magdalene, is a religious figure in Christianity. Mary Magdalene traveled with Jesus as one of his followers. She was present at Jesus' two ...more

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Deborah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Deborah Deborah was a prophet of the God of the Israelites, the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel, counselor, warrior, and the wife of Lapidoth according to the Book of Judges chapters 4 and 5. The ...more

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Naomi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Naomi

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Rachel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Rachel was the favorite of Biblical patriarch Jacob's two wives as well as the mother of Joseph and Benjamin who helped father the twelve tribes of Israel. The name "Rachel" is from an ...more

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Hannah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Hannah is the wife of Elkanah mentioned in the Books of Samuel. According to the Hebrew Bible she was the mother of Samuel. The Hebrew word "Hannah" has many meanings and ...more

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Leah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Leah, as described in the Hebrew Bible, is the first of the two concurrent wives of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob and mother of six sons whose descendants became some of the Twelve Tribes of ...more

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Anna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Anna

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Miriam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Miriam was the elder sister of Moses and Aaron, and the only daughter of Amram and Yocheved. She appears first in the Book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible.

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Sarah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Sarah or Sara was the wife and half-sister of Abraham and the mother of Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran. Her name was originally Sarai. According to Genesis 17:15, God ...more

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Eve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Eve is a figure in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible. In Islamic tradition, Eve is known as Adam's wife although she is not specifically named in the Qur'an. According to the creation myth ...more

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Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Elizabeth, also spelled Elisabeth or Elisheba, was the mother of John the Baptist and the wife of Zacharias/Zachary, according to the Gospel of Luke.

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Abigail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Abigail

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Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Rebecca Rebecca appears in the Hebrew Bible as the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. Rebecca and Isaac were one of the four couples believed to be buried in the Cave of the Patriarchs, the ...more

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Priscilla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Priscilla

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Asenath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Asenath or Asenith is a figure in the Book of Genesis, an Egyptian woman whom Pharaoh gave to Joseph son of Jacob to be his wife. The daughter of Potipherah, a priest of On, she bore Joseph two ...more

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Rahab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Rahab, was, according to the Book of Joshua, a prostitute who lived in Jericho in the Promised Land and assisted the Israelites in capturing the city. She became a figure of fascination to the ...more

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Lydia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Lydia

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Noah's Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Noah's Wife

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Dorcas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Dorcas was a disciple who lived in Joppa, referenced in the Book of Acts in the New Testament. Acts recounts that when she died, she was mourned by "all the widows ... crying and showing ...more

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Salome is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Salome, was a follower of Jesus who appears briefly in the canonical gospels and in more detail in apocryphal writings. She is sometimes identified as the wife of Zebedee, the mother of James ...more

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Queen of Sheba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
The Queen of Sheba is a queen regnant who appears in the Bible. The tale of her visit to King Solomon has undergone extensive Jewish, Arabian and Ethiopian elaborations, and has become the ...more

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Jephtah's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Jephtah's Daughter

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Naamah is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Naamah is an individual mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:22. A descendant of Cain, she was the only mentioned daughter of Lamech and Zillah and their youngest child; her brother was ...more

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Hagar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Hagar is a biblical person in the Book of Genesis Chapter 16. She was an Egyptian handmaid of Sarai, who gave her to Abram to bear a child. Thus came the firstborn, Ishmael, the patriarch of the ...more

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Tamar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Tamar

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Rizpah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Rizpah was the daughter of Aiah, and one of Saul's concubines. She was the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth. After the death of Saul, Abner took her as wife, resulting in a quarrel between him ...more

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Joanna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Joanna

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Delilah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Delilah is a character in the Hebrew bible Book of Judges, where she is the "woman in the valley of Sorek" whom Samson loved, and who was his downfall. Her figure, one of several ...more

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Bathsheba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
According to the Hebrew Bible, Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. She is most known for the Bible story in which she ...more

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Wife of Pilate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Wife of Pilate

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Michal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Michal

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Judith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Judith, the feminine form of Judah. Judith is the name of one of the two Hittite wives of Esau in the Book of Genesis 26:34. Reportedly, Esau's two wives were a great deal of annoyance to his ...more

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Basemath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Basemath

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Jezebel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Jezebel was a princess, identified in the Hebrew Book of Kings as the daughter of Ethbaal, King of Sidon and the wife of Ahab, king of northern Israel. According to the biblical accounts, ...more

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Lot's Wife is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Lot's Wife

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Potiphar's Wife is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Potiphar's Wife