Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Bible Women

prophetesses in the Bible

Every Female Prophet in the Bible

Here is a complete list of women identified as prophetesses in the Bible notes on each. There was a recognised place for such women in Israel and in the 1st-century church.

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The Samaritan Woman of Sychar (John 4)

Eve, Delilah, Bathsheba, Mary Magdalene, and the Samaritan woman have often been thought of as immoral. What’s with that? This article looks at the Samaritan woman without negative prejudices.

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Who was Chloe of Corinth

Who was Chloe of Corinth?

Chloe is a woman mentioned in 1 Corinthians 1:11? Was she a pagan or a Christian? A concerned house church leader or the quarrelsome leader of a faction?

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Queen Candace of Ethiopia

In his Church History, Eusebius wrote, “Ethiopia even to the present day is ruled, according to ancestral custom, by a woman” (cf. Acts 8:27). Is there any truth in his statement? As it turns out, there is.

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mary magdalene bible

Who was Mary the Magdalene?

This article looks at Mary Magdalene, and especially at what “Magdalene” might mean. Does it refer to Mary’s home town? Was it her nickname? Does it imply she was a prostitute?

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Acts 21.8 Philip's daughters

Philip’s Prophesying Daughters

Early church writers, such as Eusebius, acknowledged that Philip’s four daughters were respected, famous prophets and they associated them with apostles and bishops.

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Mary and Martha, Hanover Gartenkirche, Wikimedia

Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany

Mary and Martha of Bethany are well-known Bible figures whose characters are often polarized in the retelling of their story. What is the background of these women, their age, marital status, level of wealth?

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queens in the Bible

The Propriety of Bible Women with Authority

“The scriptures … offer an impressive number of examples of women exercising social or political authority without raising any questions as to the propriety of that authority.” ~ Gordon Hugenberger. Here are over 40 such women.

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