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Were there women disciples?

Were there women disciples? Where can I find proof in the bible? Did they do miracles? Do you think only men can do miracles? And if you do where is proof that the holy spirit is selective of sex? Thank you.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Apr. 11, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (11)
  • There were more disciples than just the Twelve Apostles. Yes, there were women disciples. By definition, a disciple is a follower, one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another. In the Bible, you have Lydia, Mary & Martha, Mary Magdalene, Joanna & Susanna (Luke 8:1-3), the Samaritan woman at the well, Salome, Rhoda, and quite a few others that are mentioned in the New Testament. There is no mention that they were able to perform miracles, only a select few of the Apostles and Paul were mentioned as doing that.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 11:46 AM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • You will never find examples of female disciples in the Bible because the Bible was used as a tool by the church to oppress women. Women in the Bible were always having to be saved or doing something to doom mankind. In reality, Mary Magdalene would've been considered a disciple considering she left her husband to follow Christ and teach.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Wow anon you know nothing of the bible thanx for that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • depending on your interpretations, it seems that mary magdaline (I'm sure I spelled her last name wrong) was actually jesus' favorite and most important disciple. I don't think that Jesus was sexist, I think the churches that teach his message have systematically devalued the role of women in the church, hence the mary was a whore thing which isn't even in the bible. certain branches of the christian church still think women perform miracles, so I would say that if you believe in them, there is plenty of evidence that many women are inducted as saints etc. for performing miracles

    Answer by mrs_pulley at 11:42 AM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • No there weren't any women disciples, but followers of Jesus. Just to clarify disciples means followers, but the difference here is back then the disciples were with Jesus all the time, where Jesus went they went, his followers didn't/

    Answer by Sweet_Faith at 11:59 AM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Yes there were many female disciples. Mary Magdalene is the most famous. Tabitha is another, however there were many more mentioned throughout the bible.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 12:58 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Yes, in fact, the very first woman to speak of the Good News was Mary Magdalene. She was the first told of Christ's rising from the dead and told to 'go and tell' of the good news.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Yes there were woman disciples.... disciples as others pointed out already means followers of Jesus.
    Yes there were several woman that went and shared the good news. Here is a list,
    Phoebe~ Romans 16:1-2
    Priscilla~ Acts 18:26, Acts 18:2, 18; Romans 16:3, and I Corinthians 16:19
    Euodia and Syntyche ~Philippians 4:2-3
    Junia ~Romans 16:7
    Then you have Mary & Martha, Mary M a good article about women in ministry and for those of you that think women were meant to be oppressed... is absolutely wrong... MAN did that not God. This article will explain God's intentions for women.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • mrs_pulley is correct.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:07 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Acts 9:36 speaks of a woman disciple named Tabitha. Blessings...

    Answer by Daphna28 at 6:11 PM on Apr. 11, 2010