Special Sub-Topic: Name These Biblical Ladies
|What was the name of Joseph's half-sister?|
Dinah. Dinah is the half-sister of Joseph. She was raped by a prince. Her brothers Simeon and Levi avenged her rape by slaughtering the prince's entire household despite the prince attempting to make right what he had done.
|What was Miriam's punishment for talking badly about Moses' wife?|
She was stricken with leprosy. Miriam was stricken with leprosy for talking badly of Moses' wife to Aaron. She was banished from the rest of the tribe of Israel for seven days.
|Who was the mother of Jacob and Esau?|
Rebekah. Rebekah was the mother of Jacob and Esau and is the wife of Isaac. She assisted Jacob in getting Isaac's birthright, which should have gone to Esau.
|Who was Timothy's mother who was a devout Christian?|
Eunice. Eunice was Timothy's mother, a very devout Christian. She aided Timothy in learning scripture so that he could assist Paul in his ministries. Lois was his grandmother, another devout Christian.
|Which seller of purple cloth did Paul and Silas teach?|
Lydia. Her name was Lydia. She met Paul and Silas by the waterside and made sure they had a place to teach.
|Who was the busy beaver of the household that Jesus came to visit who got angry with her sister for sitting down while she did all the work?|
Martha. Martha became angry with her sister Mary for not helping with the household chores while Jesus was visiting. However, Jesus told Martha that Mary was doing the right thing. Martha was also the sister of Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead.
|What was the name of King David's daughter?|
Tamar. Tamar was the ill-fated daughter of King David. She was ultimately destroyed by her half brother. By the way, there is another Tamar in Genesis who was the wife of Reuben's eldest son.
|What did Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth, say people should call her?|
Mara. Naomi changed her name to Mara after the death of her husband and sons. This name means 'Bitter'. Ruth cared for Mara through the rest of her days. Mara or Naomi, however, died happily as Ruth prospered with her new husband Boaz and their son Obed.
|In John 12:1-8, a woman anointed Jesus' feet with expensive perfume. Where did this occur?|
The home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Although it is often believed that this was Mary Magdalene, it was probably Martha and Lazarus' sister, Mary, since the event occurred at her house in Bethany.
|Name the prophetess who was present at the Temple when Mary and Joseph presented Jesus for the first time.|
Anna. Anna was the prophetess at the Temple when Jesus was presented for the first time. She rejoiced in seeing the baby. Anna had been widowed early in life but was not bitter. She asked of God only to see the Messiah.
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