Nameless Women of the Bible – New Testament

by Lois Donahue

1. Peter’s mother-in-law. (Mt 8:14 Mk 1:29-31)

2. Woman who touched Jesus’ garment and was cured of hemorrhaging. (Mt 9:20-22 Mk 5:25-30 Lk 8:43-48)

3. Herodias’ daughter who asked for and received the head of John the Baptist from Herod. (Mt 14:6-11 Mk 6:22-28) (although she is “nameless” in the Bible, she is identified as Salome in other sources)

4. Canaanite woman whose faith prompted Jesus to heal her daughter. (Mt 15:21-28 Mk 7:24-30)

5. Mother of the Apostles James and John. (Mt 20:20 Mk 10:35)

6. Servant girls who said that Peter was with Jesus. (Mt 26:69 Mk 14:66-69)

7. Pilate’s wife who told her husband not to interfere in the case of Jesus. (Mt 27:19)

8. Jairus’ wife (Mk 5:40) and their daughter who Jesus brought back to life. (Mt 9:18 Mk 5:21-24, 35-42)

9. Woman who Jesus said showed him kindness when she poured perfume on his head. (Mk 14:3-9 Mt 26:6-13)

10. Widow of Naim whose only son Jesus brought back to life. (Lk 7:12-15)

11. Woman who dried the feet of Jesus with her hair and perfumed them with oil. (Lk 7:36-50)

12. Widow Jesus saw giving from the very little “she had to live on”. (Lk 21:1-4 Mk 12:41-44)

13. Samaritan woman at the well to whom Jesus revealed that He was the Messiah. (Jn 4:4-27, 39-42) 

14. Woman accused of adultery. (Jn 8:3-11)

15. Slave girl from whom Paul expelled a demon. (Acts 16:16)

(Women Interacting With Women)