Women Of The
Gospel of the Birth of Mary
Anna: Wife of Joachim,
mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus
Anna’s family came from Bethlehem.
Birth of Mary 1:2
Her father's name was Joachim, and her
mother's name was Anna. The family of her father was of Galilee and
the city of Nazareth. The family of her mother was of Bethlehem.
Birth of Mary 2:9
But if reason will not convince you
of the truth of my words that there are frequent conceptions in
advanced years, and that those who were barren have brought forth to
their great surprise, therefore Anna your wife shall bring you a
daughter, and you shall call her name Mary;
Birth of Mary 3:1
Afterwards the angel appeared to Anna his wife saying: Fear not,
neither think that which you see is a spirit.
So Anna conceived and brought forth a daughter, and, according to
the angel's command, the parents called her name Mary.
Mary: Daughter of Joachim and Anna,
wife of Joseph the carpenter and mother of Jesus, the Christ
Birth of Mary 3:11 So Anna
conceived and brought forth a daughter, and, according to the
angel's command, the parents called her name Mary. (For more on all
the miraculous things concerning Mary, read the entire Gospel of the
Birth of Mary)
Sarah: Wife of Abraham. She is
considered the first Mother of the nation of Israel.
Birth of Mary 2:6 For the first
mother of your nation Sarah, was she not barren even till her
eightieth year? Yet even in the end of her old age she brought forth
Isaac, in whom the promise was made a blessing to all nations.
Rachel: Wife of Jacob,
mother of Joseph and Benjamin.
Birth of Mary 3:7 Rachael also, so
much in favor with God, and beloved so much by holy Jacob, continued
barren for a long time, yet afterwards was the mother of Joseph, who
was not only governor of Egypt, but delivered many nations from
perishing with hunger.
Anna: Wife of Joachim,
mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Christ
Pro 2:1 In the meantime his wife
Anna was distressed and perplexed on a double account, and said, "I
will mourn both for my widowhood and my barrenness."
Judith: Maid to Anna,
mother of Mary
Pro 2:2 Then drew near a great
feast of the Lord, and Judith her maid said, "How long will you thus
afflict your soul? The feast of the Lord is now come, when it is
unlawful for anyone to mourn. 3
Take therefore this hood which was given by one who makes such
things, for it is not fit that I, who am a servant, should wear it,
but it well suits a person of your greater character."
Sarah: Wife of Abraham
Pro 2:10 "O God of my fathers,
bless me and regard my prayer as you did bless the womb of Sarah,
and gave her a son, Isaac."
Mary: Daughter of
Joachim and Anna, wife of Joseph, mother of Jesus the Christ
Pro 5:6 And when nine months were
fulfilled to Anna, she brought forth, and said to the midwife, "What
have I brought forth?" 7
And she told her, "A girl." 8
Then Anna said, "The Lord has this day magnified my soul." And she
lay in her bed. 9
And when the days of her purification were accomplished, she gave
suck to the child, and called her name Mary.
Elizabeth: Cousin of
Mary, mother of John the Baptist
Pro 9:19 Then Mary, filled with
joy, went away to her cousin Elizabeth, and knocked at the door.
When Elizabeth heard it, she ran and opened to her, and blessed her,
and said, "How is this come to me, that the mother of my Lord should
come to me? 21
For lo! as soon as the voice of your greeting reached my ears, that
which is in me leaped, and blessed you."
Eve: The wife of Adam, mother of all living
Pro 10:5 Is not the history of
Adam exactly accomplished in me? 6
For in the very instant of his glory, the serpent came and found Eve
alone, and seduced her.
The Hebrew Midwife: A woman who went with Joseph to the cave
where Mary gave birth to Jesus
She witnessed the bright cloud overshadowing the cave and saw the
cloud turn into a great light in the cave, gradually decreasing
until the infant Jesus appeared.
"Then I beheld a woman coming down from the mountains, and she said,
'Where are you going, O man?'
And I said to her, 'I go to inquire for a Hebrew midwife.'
She replied to me, 'Where is the woman who is to be delivered?'
And I answered, 'In the cave, and she is betrothed to me.'"
Then said the midwife, "Is she not your wife?"
Joseph answered, "It is Mary, who was educated in the Holy of
Holies, in the house of the Lord, and she fell to my lot, and is not
my wife, but has conceived by the Holy Spirit."
The midwife said, "Is
this true?" 8
He answered, "Come and see."
And the midwife went
along with him, and stood in the cave.
Then a bright cloud
overshadowed the cave, and the midwife said, "This day my soul is
magnified, for my eyes have seen surprising things, and salvation is
brought forth to Israel."
Salome: A woman who went in to Mary after the birth of Jesus to
check her to see if she was, indeed, a virgin
Because of her lack of faith, her hand was withered after checking
Mary. She supplicated God and he sent an angel who told her to touch
the infant Jesus, and she was healed because of her newfound faith.
And the midwife
went out from the cave, and Salome met her.
And the midwife said to her, "Salome, Salome, I will tell you a most
surprising thing, which I saw.
A virgin has brought
forth, which is a thing contrary to nature."
To which Salome
replied, "As the Lord my God lives, unless I receive particular
proof of this matter, I will not believe that a virgin has brought
Then Salome went in, and the midwife said, "Mary, show yourself, for
a great controversy has arisen about you."
And Salome tested her with her finger.
But her hand was
withered, and she groaned bitterly,
and said, "Woe to me, because of my iniquity! For I have tempted the
living God, and my hand is ready to drop off."
Then Salome made her
supplication to the Lord, and said, "O God of my fathers, remember
me, for I am of the seed of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob.
Make me not a reproach
among the children of Israel, but restore me sound to my parents.
For You well know,
O Lord, that I have performed many works of charity in Your name,
and have received my reward from You."
Upon this an angel of
the Lord stood by Salome and said, "The Lord God has heard your
prayer; reach forth your hand to the Child, and carry Him, and by
that means you shall be restored."
Salome, filled with exceeding joy, went to the child, and said, "I
will touch Him."
And she purposed to worship Him, for she said, "This is a great King
who is born in Israel."
And straightway Salome was cured.