• Esau’s Wives

    Esau’s Wives

    Genesis 36 gives an account of Esau’s family including his wives Basemath, Adah, and Aholibamath, and his son’s concubine Timna. Adah and Aholibamath were Esau’s first wives who brought grief to his parents. Their names were changed, though, when they married. Mahalath was Esau’s third wife who he married out of spite when he realized… Read more

  • Keturah, Abraham’s Late Life Wife

    Keturah, Abraham’s Late Life Wife

    Genesis 24 ends with Isaac marrying Rebekah and finding comfort after his mother’s death. The next chapter opens with Abraham taking another wife whose name was Keturah. The death of Sarah and the marriage of Isaac left Abraham alone and lonely. He longed for companionship and found it in Keturah. Keturah was a younger woman… Read more

  • Milcah, Wife of Nahor

    Milcah, Wife of Nahor

    Milcah was the sister of Lot, wife of Nahor, mother of Bethuel, and grandmother of Rebekah. Though the Bible provides no details about her beyond family relations, it does make a point to mention her numerous times. Milcah is introduced in Genesis 11 as the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Haran, who was… Read more

  • Daughters of Men

    Daughters of Men

    As the population of the world increased, mankind wandered further and further away from the Lord. Genesis 6:2 tells us, “the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.” Verse 4 explains that when the sons of God married daughters… Read more

  • Zillah, 2nd Wife of Lamech

    Zillah, 2nd Wife of Lamech

    Zillah married a man who already had a wife. His name was Lamech. It was the first recorded account of polygamy. The name Lamech means powerful. Zillah means shady or shadows. Did she provide comfort like a cool shade on a hot summer day, or did she lurk in the shadows or dark places? Perhaps… Read more

  • Adah, Wife of Lamech

    Adah, Wife of Lamech

    In the seventh generation from Adam, Lamech, a descendant of Cain, married two wives. His first wife was Adah. The second wife was Zillah. This is the first recorded example of polygamy. Way·yiq·qaḥ, the word used for married in this example, means to “take for himself”. Apparently, Lamech thought that while one wife was good… Read more

  • Eunice and Lois: Godly Mother and Grandmother

    Eunice and Lois: Godly Mother and Grandmother

    Eunice and Lois were the mother and grandmother of Timothy in the Bible. Though there are many grandmothers in the Bible, only one is singled out for her role as a grandmother. In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Eunice and Lois, mother and grandmother of Timothy. Eunice and Lois in the… Read more

  • Phoebe and 9 Saintly Sisters of Rome

    Phoebe and 9 Saintly Sisters of Rome

    In Paul’s letter to the Roman church, he addressed Phoebe the deaconess and ten saintly sisters. Saintly Sisters What a contrast we have from the royal sisters of last week to this week’s saintly sisters in Christ. You may wonder why we would call them saints? We tend to think of saints as being individuals… Read more

  • Mother of the Blind Man in the Bible

    Mother of the Blind Man in the Bible

    The mother of the blind man in the Bible had a choice to either claim or deny the miracle of her son’s healing. Over the past few weeks we’ve had several stories of parents who were willing to do whatever it took to find healing for their child. Today we find a different kind of… Read more

  • The Canaanite Woman in the Bible

    The Canaanite Woman in the Bible

    The Canaanite woman was willing to do whatever it took to get healing for her daughter. There’s nothing worse than being a parent and watching your child suffer. It breaks out heart, so if you learn of a possible cure, you’re going to do whatever it takes to make it happen. That’s the case in… Read more

  • Peter’s Mother-in-law and Jesus

    Peter’s Mother-in-law and Jesus

    When Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, she immediately hopped up and served Jesus and His disciples. Some women live for drama. They demand attention wherever they go. Other women work quietly in the background putting others’ needs before their own. Today we look at Peter’s mother-in-law, a beloved woman who spent her life serving others. Jesus… Read more

  • Mary Mother of Jesus

    Mary Mother of Jesus

    What was it about Mary mother of Jesus that set her apart from other women of her time? Do you ever compare yourself to other moms? Do you assume that everyone else has it together and knows what they’re doing while you’re stumbling around in the dark? If so, you can find great comfort in… Read more

  • Bible Midwives: Women’s History Unsung Heroes

    Bible Midwives: Women’s History Unsung Heroes

    The Bible includes several mentions of midwives including Rachel’s midwife, Tamar’s midwife, and Shiphrah and Puah, the Egyptian midwives. Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? This month we’re also counting down to the All God’s Women one-year anniversary. To celebrate both events, we’re winding down our days in the Old Testament by… Read more

  • Job’s Wife: Villain or Victim?

    Job’s Wife: Villain or Victim?

    In today’s episode of All God’s Women, we look at Job’s wife, a woman like Zeresh, who gave bad advice to her husband, but we have no evidence that she ever turned from her foolish thinking. Read more

  • Wisdom From Elizabeth in the Bible

    Wisdom From Elizabeth in the Bible

    Elizabeth in the Bible was the godly wife of Zechariah and the mother of John the Baptist as well as a cousin of Mary. Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah mother of John the Baptist, and cousin of Mary, had every reason to feel like the best years of her life were long gone, but God, in… Read more

  • Athaliah: A Truly Evil Woman

    Athaliah: A Truly Evil Woman

    Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel and mother of King Ahaziah, was even more wicked than her mother. How far would you go to get your way? What if your children or grandchildren were keeping you from achieving your dream? Would you be willing to murder them? I hope not. I usually try to find some connection… Read more

  • Shunammite Woman and Elisha

    Shunammite Woman and Elisha

    The Shunammite woman was an unnamed wealthy woman from the land of Shunam. She provided lodging for Elisha. Would you call yourself an emotional individual? How do you respond when tragedy hits? Can you handle yourself during a crisis or do you break down into hysterics? The Shunammite woman was a take charge woman of… Read more

  • The Prophet’s Widow, A Woman in Debt

    The Prophet’s Widow, A Woman in Debt

    The prophet’s widow was an unnamed wife of one of the sons of prophets. He died leaving a great debt. Have you ever been in debt? Have you ever had others demanding from you what you didn’t have to give? Have you ever witnessed a miracle? In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look… Read more

  • Widow of Zarephath

    Widow of Zarephath

    The widow of Zarephath was an unknown woman from Zidon, Jezebel’s homeland. When did you first hear about God? Who was it that told you about Him? What did it take for you to discover Him as Your God and to establish a personal relationship with Him? In today’s episode of All God’s Women we… Read more

  • Two Harlot Mothers

    Two Harlot Mothers

    Two harlot mothers had babies. One baby died. The two mothers fought over the living baby. As a mother, what would you be willing to do in order to save your child? Would you give away your child to an unfit mother in order to save him from death? How far will your maternal instincts… Read more

  • The Tragedy of Rizpah, Saul’s Concubine

    The Tragedy of Rizpah, Saul’s Concubine

    Rizpah was Saul’s concubine and mother of two of his sons who were killed for the sins of their father. Are you suffering or grieving today? Are you feeling hurt and alone perhaps thinking that no one has had to suffer quite like you have? Are you wondering if God Himself has forsaken you? If… Read more