By Judith E. Thayer

Women in the Bible

There are many women mentioned in the Bible. To identify a few of them, read the clues, look up the scriptures to identify them, and write their names in the crossword puzzle.

Crossword puzzle


  1. 2.

    The mother-in-law of Ruth, to whom Ruth said, “Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God (see Ruth 1:heading, 16).

  2. 4.

    The wife of Joseph, son of Jacob, she gave birth to their two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (see Gen. 41:45, 50–52).

  3. 8.

    Abraham’s servant prayed to find her, a righteous woman to be the wife of Isaac (see Gen. 24).

  4. 9.

    This queen risked her life to help her people (see Esth. 4:10–16).

  5. 10.

    God told Abraham that He would bless this woman, Abraham’s wife, to “be a mother of nations” (see Gen. 17:15–16).

  6. 11.

    This woman and her sister (see #3 Down) were friends of Jesus Christ, who raised their brother, Lazarus, from the dead (see John 11:1, 5, 41–44).


  1. 1.

    “The mother of all living” (see Gen. 3:20).

  2. 3.

    The sister of #11 Across.

  3. 5.

    This woman, Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, were disciples of Jesus Christ and were healed by Him (see Luke 8:heading, 1–3).

  4. 6.

    This woman “was full of good deeds”; her other name is the answer to #7 Down (see Acts 9:36–41).

  5. 7.

    Peter raised this woman from the dead (see #6 Down).


[illustrations] Three Women at the Tomb by Robert T. Barrett; Adam and Eve by Lonni Clarke

Across—(2) Naomi, (4) Asenath, (8) Rebekah, (9) Esther, (10) Sarah, (11) Mary. Down—(1) Eve, (3) Martha, (5) Susannah, (6) Tabitha, (7) Dorcas.