Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Tragic stories of Women in the Bible

The Bible is filled with tragic stories of women in the Bible. We would all love to avoid tragedy if at all possible, but God doesn’t give us a promise of trouble-free living. Sometimes our troubles are brought on my own sins. Othertimes, though, they come through no fault of our own. Each of these Bible women dealt with their own personal tragedies. For some, they were rewarded with happy endings. For others, they had to wait for eternal blessings.

Athalia

Athalia was the daughter of Jezebel and Ahab, the granddaughter of King Omri, wife of King Jehoram, and mother of…

Jezebel’s Death

The prophet Elisha sent one of the sons of the prophets to anoint Jehu as king of Israel and instruct…

The Woman Who Ate Her Son

During a time of famine in Samaria, the Syrians besieged Samaria, causing acute inflation and desperation within the city walls.…

Naaman and the Servant Girl

The Syrian army periodically raided Israel. They brought back captives including a young girl who was taken into the household…

Prophet’s Widow

The prophet’s widow felt rejected by God. Her husband had been a godly man, studying in the prophecy school with…

Jezebel and Elijah

The drought in Israel lasted for three years. At last, Elijah came out of hiding and presented himself to Ahab. …

Widow of Zarephath

After Elijah told Ahab there wouldn’t be rain until he proclaimed it, God led him to Brook Cherith to hide…

Jezebel Marries Ahab

Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidonia, married Ahab, king of Israel. King Ethbaal was the priest of Ashtaroth…

Maacah

King Rehoboam married eighteen wives and sixty concubines, but of all his wives and concubines, he loved Maacah the most.…

Naamah

King Rehoboam was the son of Solomon and Naamah. Naamah was one of Solomon’s many wives who drew him away…

Jeroboam’s Wife

King Jeroboam was an evil man. He brought idol worship to a new level. He made priests out of every…

Wives of Solomon

Solomon’s wealth and wisdom were unsurpassed. He had everything he could possibly desire, yet it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. …

Two Harlot Mothers

In 1 Kings chapter 3 God appeared to King Solomon and asked him what he wanted from God. Solomon asked…

Rizpah

During the reign of David, the land experienced a famine that lasted for three years. David inquired of God, asking…

Tamar’s Tragic Ending

As soon as Amnon had his way with Tamar, he sent her away. She pleaded with him, explaining that sending…

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