Women of the Gospels

This page provides links to my posts about women in the gospels, published from October 2011 - October 2013 at the former Big Bible Project website.


(You can see a list of all my archived posts published from 2011 - 2015 at the Big Bible Project here.)

The UK based 'Big Bible Project' was relaunched in 2016 as 'Big Bible' whose subject is 'Biblical Literacy and Reception in a Digital World'. If you want to know more about this, go to its home page at https://bigbible.uk/

Here's the individual links to the women of the gospels series:


What did the servant see?

The servant girl and Peter's denial.
Matthew 26: 69 - 75; Mark 14: 66 - 72; Luke 22: 54 - 62; John 18: 15 - 18, 25 - 27

Woman who mixed yeast into flour

Parable of the leaven. Matthew 13: 33; Luke 13: 20 - 21

Never Give Up

The Parable of the Persistent Widow. Luke 18: 1 - 8

Martha of Bethany

Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus. Luke 10: 38 - 42; John 11: 1 - 45; John 12: 1 - 8

Grief and Compassion

The widow of Nain and hitting rock bottom. Luke 7: 11-17

God as a woman?

The parable of the lost coin and its image of God. Luke 15: 8 - 10

Companion on the Way

Cleopas' companion on the road to Emmaus. Luke 24: 13 - 35

Widow's Mite

Woman at the temple treasury. Mark 12: 41 - 44; Luke 21: 1 - 4

What do you want?

Mother of James and John. Matthew 20: 20 - 28

Waiting without hope

A woman healed in the synagogue on the sabbath. Luke 13: 10 - 17

Who do you think you are?

Women in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus. Matthew 1: 1-17

Mary of Bethany's Story

3 stories about Mary of Bethany: Luke 10: 38 - 42; John 11: 1 - 45; John 12: 1 - 8

Test Case Trap

Woman taken in adultery. John 7: 53 - 8: 11

Women behaving badly

Herodias and Salome. Matthew 14: 1 -12; Mark 6: 1 - 29

Reaching Out

Woman with chronic haemorrhage. Matthew 9: 20-22: Mark 5: 25-34: Luke 8: 43-48

Get up and Live!

12 year old daughter of Jairus. Mark 5: 21-43, Matthew 9: 18-26 and Luke 8: 40-56

Mary Magdalene - model disciple

Mary Magdalene. Matthew 27: 55 – 61; 28: 1 – 8; Mark 15: 40 – 47; 16: 1 – 9; Luke 8: 2 – 3; 23: 49 – 55; 24: 1 – 11; John 19: 25; 20: 1 – 18.

Is believing: hearing, seeing or doing?

Mostly about Thomas, but assumes women were also present during this resurrection appearance. John 20: 19 - 31

Breadcrumbs under the table

The Syro-Phoenician woman. Mark 7: 24 - 30; Matthew 15: 21-28

Strengthened to Serve: Simon Peter's mother-in-law

A healing story. Mark 1; 30 - 31; Matthew 8: 14 - 15; Luke 4: 38 - 39

Anna: a Life of Prayer

Old Anna the prophet. Luke 2: 36 - 38.

Hope-bearer

Mary, mother of Jesus. Matthew 1 - 2; Luke 1 - 2

Nothing Impossible

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist: Luke 1: 5 - 80

Who needs a drink? Woman fetching water

The woman at the well. John 4: 1 - 42



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