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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5720 mothers, examples of
5720 mothers, examples of

5720 mothers, examples of

Examples are given in Scripture of notable mothers, mothers-in-law and grandmothers.

Eve, the mother of all the living

Ge 3:20 See also Ge 3:16

Hagar, the mother of Ishmael

Ge 16:1-4,15

Sarah, the mother of Isaac

Ge 21:1-3 See also Ge 17:15-19; Ge 18:10-14

Rebekah, mother of Esau and Jacob

Ge 25:21,24; Ge 27:5-17

Rachel, mother of Joseph and Benjamin

Ge 30:22-24; Ge 35:16-18

Jochebed, mother of Moses

Ex 2:1-2; Ex 6:20; Heb 11:23

Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law

Ru 1:15; Ru 4:13-17

Hannah, mother of Samuel

1Sa 1:2,11,20

Jezebel, who taught her sons to worship Baal rather than the Lord

1Ki 22:52; 2Ki 9:22

The Shunammite woman

2Ki 4:16-22,32-37

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist

Lk 1:5-7,13,24-25,57

Mary, mother of Jesus Christ

Lk 2:6-7 See also Mt 1:18; Lk 1:26-31,38; Lk 2:19; Jn 2:1-5; Jn 19:25-27; Ac 1:14

Herodias, a treacherous mother

Mt 14:8 pp Mk 6:24-25

Rufus’mother, a mother to Paul

Ro 16:13

Lois and Eunice, a godly grandmother and a mother

2Ti 1:5

See also

1130God, sovereignty
2515Christ, birth of
5093Eve
5099Mary, mother of Christ
5101Moses
5117Ruth
5225barrenness
5345influence
5467promises, divine
5655birth
5688firstborn
5697grandparents

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