Bible crossword: Three dozen women in the Bible

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 36 significant females in the pages of Holy Scripture?

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Clues to 36 women in God's story

Across

1. Mary's sister (John 12:2)
4. A dealer in purple cloth who hosted Paul and his missionary team when they were in Philippi (Acts 16:14, 40)
8. Sarah's servant and mother of Ishmael (Genesis 16:15)
10. Cuza's wife and supporter of Jesus (Luke 8:1-3)
11. This lady married Isaac and became the mother of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 24:67)
13. Sister and helper to Moses (Numbers 26:59)
14. Lady prophetess and judge (Judges 4:4)
16. Mother of Moses (Exodus 6:20)
19. One of those who cared for the needs of Jesus and His disciples (Mark 15:40-41)
20. Protected Israel's spies in Jericho (Joshua 2, 6:25)
21. One of three women whom Paul complimented saying they "work hard in the Lord" (Romans 16:12)
24. The wife of Ananias who sold a piece of property and lied about its sale price (Acts 5:1)
26. Timothy's grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5)
28. Samuel's mother (1 Samuel 1:20)
29. God used Peter to raise her from the dead (Acts 9:36-41)
32. Timothy's mother (2 Timothy 1:5)
34. Mother of King Solomon (2 Samuel 12:24)

Down

1. An angel said to her, "Greetings, you who are highly favored" (Luke 1:27-28)
2. Prophetess in King Josiah's time (2 Kings 22:14)
3. Mother of Isaac (Genesis 21:3)
5. Younger daughter of Laban (Genesis 29:16)
6. Ruth's mother-in-law (Ruth 1:3-4)
7. Her daughter danced for Herod on his birthday (Matthew 14:6)
9. Queen who saved the Jews
10. Esau married her when he was 40 years old (Genesis 26:34)
12. Daughter of Saul and wife of David (2 Samuel 3:13-14)
15. The daughter of Potipher who became Joseph's wife (Genesis 41:45)
16. She was with King Agrippa when Paul pleaded his case (Acts 25:23)
18. Samson fell in love with this treacherous woman (Judges 16:4)
22, She and her husband Aquila helped spread the gospel (Acts 18:2, 18, 26)
23. Mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-60)
25. Daughter of Leah (Genesis 30:19-21)
27. Paul said she was a deacon or servant in the church at Cenchrea (Romans 16:1)
30. Elderly prophetess who rejoiced at the sight of Baby Jesus (Luke 2:36-38)
31. The older daughter of Laban (Genesis 29:16)
33. The mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth (Genesis 4:1-2)

    -- Howard Culbertson.

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