Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Bible Women in Politics

We don’t often think of politics when we’re thinking of women in the Bible, but the Bible is full of Bible women in politics. Many held political offices or were otherwise involved in affecting change through political positions. This includes princesses and queens (sometimes reigning, other times merely serving as political pawns), judges, and ordinary women who took a stand.

Deborah the warrior

Deborah the Warrior

Deborah accompanied Barak, Zebulun, and Naphtali to Kadesh. They brought with them an army of ten thousand men under Barak’s command.  After they got into position, word reached Sisera that Barak had gone up to Mount Tabor, so Sisera gathered … Continue reading Deborah the Warrior

Deborah and Barak

Deborah and Barak

As the people of Israel came to Deborah for wisdom and advice, one man who didn’t go to Deborah was Barak, the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali. Deborah knew that God was speaking to him, but he wasn’t … Continue reading Deborah and Barak



Though Joseph spent time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, God had not forgotten him. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, alerting him that Egypt would enjoy seven years of plenty followed by seven years of drought. He advised Pharaoh … Continue reading Asenath

Potiphar's wife

Potiphar’s Wife

The Lord blessed Joseph, giving him success in his work. Potiphar saw that all Joseph did prospered, so he put him over his household. Joseph oversaw all that took place within the house and the field. The Bible tells us … Continue reading Potiphar’s Wife

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