How familiar are you with the women of the Bible? Do you think you could name them all? Take this How Stuff Works quiz to find out just how much you remember about these influential women.
Sure, you know all about Eve, the first woman ever, but did you know that she really may not have been the first woman? According to some religious historians, Adam actually had another companion before Eve.
Although this claim is not part of the Book of Genesis or the Torah, some claim that Lilith was actually Adam's first companion. She was made of the same dirt as Adam and was to serve as his companion, but she left the Garden of Eden because she was not happy with a position of subservience.
Although Lilith does appear in some writings, she is typically not looked upon favorably by practitioners of Judaism or Christianity. Whether or not you believe the legend of Lilith, and whether or not you look upon her part positively in the history of religion, she might just appear in this quiz along with a total of 35 iconic women of the Bible.
Do you think you can identify all 35 of these women of the Bible? Let's find out.
Eve gave Adam the apple. But, let's be serious... he didn't have to take it.
Sarah asked Abraham to sire a child with her maidservant, Hagar. Hagar was Egyptian.
Tamar was married to Er, then given to Er's brother, Onan, after Er died. She bore twin sons.
Bathsheba was the wife of King David. Their son, Solomon, was considered very wise.
Zipporah was Moses' wife. She was also Jethro's daughter.
Mary was Jesus' mother. We couldn't leave her out, could we?
Jezebel was an evil queen. She conspired to steal Naboth's land.
Herodias was wife to Herod Philip, then Herod Antipas. Both men were her uncles.
Athaliah killed her own grandchildren to gain the throne. She was Jezebel's daughter.
Delilah cut Samson's hair - or actually, arranged for someone else to do so. His hair was the source of his strength.
Maacah was King Asa's mother. King Asa denounced her for worshiping idols.
Jochebed was the mother of Moses. She was also mother to Aaron and Miriam.
Hannah was Samuel's mother. She dedicated him to God after being unable to conceive for many years.
Miriam is considered the first female prophet. She was Moses' sister.
Deborah predicted the Canaanite defeat. Her story can be found in Judges 4:4–9.
Huldah spearheaded a religious revival via her visions. She lived under King Josiah.
Anna is the only female prophet in the New Testament. Anna lived to see the birth of Jesus.
Asenath was the wife of Joseph in the Old Testament. She was Egyptian.
Aholibamah was also called Judith and Oholibamah. She was a daughter of Esau.
Zilpah was Leah's handmaid and Jacob's wife. Zilpah had two sons, Gad and Asher.
Orpah was Ruth's sister-in-law. Her story can be found in the book of Ruth.
Bilhah was Rachel's handmaid. Bilhah bore Jacob two sons, Dan and Naphtali, as his concubine.
Dorcas was also called Tabitha. Dorcas was a disciple in the New Testament.
Sarah was the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac. Sarah's original name was Sarai, but it was changed by God.
Elisabeth was John the Baptist's mother. She was the wife of Zacharias.
Salome was Herodias' daughter. Her name means "peace."
Deborah was the only female judge of the Bible. She was also a prophet.
Mahalath was Ishmael's daughter. She was Esau's third wife.
Gomer was Hosea's wife. She was also a prostitute.
Rebekah was Isaac's wife in the Book of Genesis. She was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Eve was created from Adam's rib. She was created to be Adam's companion.
Jael was the wife of Heber the Kenite. She killed Sisera, a Canaanite commander.
Persis was the "woman who has worked hard in the Lord." She was greeted by Paul the Apostle.
Keturah married Abraham after Sarah died. Her name is thought to mean "incense."
There is some argument over whether Eve or Lilith was Adam's first wife. It is argued that lilith was created from the ground at the same time as Adam.