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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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Rachel is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Michal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Michal
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Miriam is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Esther is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Esther
Esther, born Hadassah, is the eponymous heroine of the Book of Esther. According to the Hebrew Bible, Esther was a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus. Ahasuerus is traditionally ...more
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Ruth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Ruth
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Hannah is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Sarah is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Leah is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Naamah is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Jephtah's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Jephtah's Daughter
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Queen of Sheba is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Deborah is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Abigail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Abigail
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Rahab is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Asenath is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Naomi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Naomi
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Rizpah is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Noah's Wife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite Women in the Bible
Noah's Wife
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Hagar is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Mary is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Judith is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Delilah is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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