Bible crossword: 36 women in God's story

Crossword puzzle for Mother's Day or International Women's Day (March 8) or any other day of the year

Challenge: Can you come up with the names of these significant females in the pages of Holy Scripture?

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Women in the Bible

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1 Queen who saved the Jews
3 Samson fell in love with her (Judges 16:4)
7 After she married Isaac, she became the mother of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 24:67)
10 Younger daughter of Laban (Genesis 29:16)
14 Mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-60)
15 Timothy's mother (2 Timothy 1:5)
17 She and her husband Aquila helped spread the gospel (Acts 18:2, 18, 26)
18 Ruth's mother-in-law (Ruth 1:3-4)
19 Mother of Moses (Exodus 6:20)
21 Mary's sister (John 12:2)
23 The wife of Ananias who sold a piece of property (Acts 5:1)
26 Cuza's wife; supporter of Jesus (Luke 8:1-3)
27 Sister and helper to Moses (Numbers 26:59)
29 Lady prophetess and judge (Judges 4:4)
31 The older daughter of Laban (Genesis 29:16)
32 Elderly prophetess who rejoiced at the sight of the Baby Jesus (Luke 2:36-38)
33 Samuel's mother (1 Samuel 1:20)
34 An angel said to her, "Greetings, you who are highly favored" (Luke 1:27-28)
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2 Prophetess in King Josiah's time (2 Kings 22:14)
4 The daughter of Potiphera and wife of Joseph (Genesis 41:45)
5 One of two women about whom Paul said "work hard in the Lord" (Romans 16:12)
6 Paul said she was a servant in the church at Cenchrea (Romans 16:1)
8 A dealer in purple cloth who hosted Paul and his missionary team Philippi (Acts 16:14, 40)
9 Timothy's grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5)
11 The mother of Cain, Abel and Seth (Genesis 4:1-2)
12 Mother of Solomon (2 Samuel 12:24)
13 She was with King Agrippa when Paul pleaded his case (Acts 25:23)
16 Daughter of Leah (Genesis 30:19-21)
20 God used Peter to raise her from the dead (Acts 9:36-41)
22 Mother of Isaac (Genesis 21:3)
23 Helped care for the needs of Jesus and His disciples (Mark 15:40-41)
24 Her daughter danced for Herod on his birthday (Matthew 14:6)
25 Protected Israel's spies in Jericho (Joshua 2, 6:25)
26 Esau married her when he was 40 years old (Genesis 26:34)
28 Daughter of Saul and wife of David (2 Samuel 3:13-14)
30 Sarah's servant and mother of Ishmael (Genesis 16:15)

    -- Howard Culbertson

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